Alfhild (Saxon Princess)
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Alfhild Saxon Princess
Alfhild
Queen of the Danes
PredecessorGrytha
SuccessorGroa
ConsortSkiod
IssueGram
FatherSaxon king
ReligionPagan

Alfhild or Alvildam was a legendary Saxon princess mentioned in Gesta Danorum. Her suitors: the king of the Danes, Skiod and the governor of the Alamanni Skat fought for her hand, the former winning. Later she gave birth to a son.[1]

The text

Gesta Danorum, Book One
And as he thus waxed in years and valour he beheld the perfect beauty of Alfhild, daughter of the King of the Saxons, sued for her hand, and, for her sake, in the sight of the armies of the Teutons and the Danes, challenged and fought with Skat, governor of Allemannia, and a suitor for the same maiden; whom he slew, afterwards crushing the whole nation of the Allemannians, and forcing them to pay tribute, they being subjugated by the death of their captain.

References

  1. ^ "The Danish History, Book One". www.sacred-texts.com.

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