05/12/2022

Trojan Period 2 – Lóridi to Mogi

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Odin on his throne

Norse mythology eulogises about Troy: ‘Near the earth’s centre was made that goodliest of homes and haunts that ever have been, which is called Troy, even that which we call Turkland. This abode was much more gloriously made than others, and fashioned with more skill of craftsmanship in manifold wise, both in luxury and in the wealth which was there in abundance.’

‘There were twelve kingdoms and one High King, and many sovereignties belonged to each kingdom; in the stronghold were twelve chieftains. These chieftains were in every manly part greatly above other men that have ever been in the world’.

This group of individuals was all born and died in Troy. However, the Prologue to the Prose Edda says taht (GGF71) Lóridi Hloritha, the son of Thor, was known as the ‘Forefather of Norse rulers’, so the transition from Trojan to Norse starts here.

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GGF71 – Lóridi [or Lóriði] Hloritha Trorsson (1,147 BCE – ?) [or born 340 BCE?]

Lóridi was born in Aesgard, the Russian Troy in 1,147 BCE.

The Russian Troy
About seventy years after the Trojan War, an estimated 30,000 Trojans/Thracians (called Dardanoi by Homer, and Anatolians by others) abandoned the city of Troy, this was related by various sources (Etruscan, Merovingian, Roman and later Scandinavian). The stories corroborate the final days of Troy, and describe how, after the Greeks sacked the city, the remaining Trojans eventually emigrated.

The remaining Trojans, some 12,000 of them, travelled north across the Black Sea into the Mare Moetis or ‘shallow sea’ where the Don river ends, in the Caucasus region of Southern Russia, and established a kingdom c1150 BCE, which the Romans called Sicambria.

The locals named these Trojan conquerors the ‘Iron people’, or the Aes.  The Aes built a fortified city, names Aesgard or Asgard, described as the ‘Troy of the north’

Other sources corroborate this, stating that these Trojans landed on the eastern shores, and with their superior weaponry claimed the land as Asaland (Land of the Aesir) or Asaheim (Home of the Aes). Aesir literally meant ‘men from Asia’.

(This should not to be confused with the home of the Norse Gods in mythology). 


Mythical Asgaard illustration

Lóridi was the son of Trór [or Thor] (1189 BCE – ?) and Sif [or Sybil] (1180 BCE – ?) and he was said to be the forefather of the Norse rulers, according to the prologue of the Prose Edda. It goes on to say ‘Lóridi resembled his father’.

But, Snorri posits that many of the heroes from the ancient city of Troy came to Scandinavia and were revered as gods and demigods. For these reasons he suggests that Lóriði should not be considered the son of the mythical Thor, certainly Lóriði does not appear in Norse myths.

Lóridi’s son was Einridi, his son Vingethór, his son Vingener, his son Móda, his son Mogi, his son Sceaf, his son Bedvig, his son Hthra, whom we call Annarr, his son Ítermann, his son Heremód, his son Sceldwea, whom we call Skjöld, his son Beaw whom we call Bjár, his son Taetwa, his son Geat, his son Godwulf who we call Gudólf, his son Flocwald, his son Finn, his son Frithuwulf, his son Freothelaf whom we call Fridleif, who had a son named Wóden whom we call Odin; he was a man famed for his wisdom and every kind of accomplishment. His wife was called Frígída, whom we call Frigg.’

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GGF70 – Einridi [or Einrida or Eindrida or Eredei) Loridesson (1,095 BCE – ?) [or born 320 BCE?]

Einridi married Frigg (or Frigida) they had two sons, one was Vingethór (Vingethior) Einridisson.

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GGF69 – Vingethór [or Vingethior or Vingithor] Einridisson (970 BCE – ?) [or born 210 BCE?]

Vingethór was born in 970 BCE to Einridi and Frigg. We do not have a wife’s name, but they had a son, Vingener.

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GGF68 – Vingener [or Vingenor] Vingethorsson (280 BCE – ?)

Vingener was born 280 BCE to Vingethór married Astyoche, their son was Móda.

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GGF67 – Móda [or Módi] Vingenersson (260 BCE – ?)

Móda was born in 260 BCE to Vingener. Móda married Lady Sceldwa of Troy (daughter of Heremod) and their son was Mogi.

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GGF66 – Mogi [or Magi or Mage or Noe] Modasson (240-180 BCE)

Mogi was born in 240 BCE to Móda. Mogi married Einridi of Try and they had a son, Sceaf [or Seskef] (210-125 BCE).

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