The Lineages of the Norwegian and Danish Kings: From Harald to Japheth (Nor) and from Ingladr Starkader to Noah (Den)
Bill Cooper in his excellent book “After the Flood”, again supplies the ancestral lists and provides the pertinent historical details for this post. If you don’t own his book, I suggest you buy it. There is more information packed in that small book than in many volumes four times it’s size.
Interestingly enough, both the Norwegian and Danish Kings lists are almost identical with the Anglo-Saxon lineages, at least from Odin (or Woden) through Geat and back to Japheth or Noah, suggesting a common beginning for all three groups. (spellings and linguistics differ, but names are easily recognizable and while each list contains some gaps, all names that do appear in common are in basically the same order) Cooper uses 6 different lists to trace and support the Norwegian and Danish lineages, but we will only look at two of them, a Danish and a Icelandic, (Norwegian) for our purposes.
Our purpose here is simply to further show the uniformity of which the tribes of the various Northern Europeans traced themselves back through Japheth to Noah of the biblical flood accounts. Naturally, modern scholarship writes off all these accounts as Christian inventions or interpolations by dishonest and ambitious monks, and such charges are easier made than disproven. And a guilty until proven innocent approach is used, instead of giving the documents the benefit of the doubt, as is usually done. These ancient documents and their histories obviously pose a threat to the secular religion of naturalism.
Never-the-less, Cooper supplies us with more then a few examples of evidences which appear to fly in the face of these hastily made charges by the guardians of secular academia. One which he points us to is the fact that the Danish list has the name of Noa at it’s head, while the Norwegian Icelandic list is headed by Seskef (Japheth or sceaf in Anglo-Saxon). Sceaf or Seskef are pre-Christian spellings of the biblical Japheth as is discussed in Cooper’s book and in the “Anglo-Saxon kings” post on this site.
If Christian monks made up the Icelandic kings list or interpolated names into it later, why did they not insert the name of Noah at the head of the list? And why use an archaic spelling of the name of Japheth, which no one in post Christian times would have recognized? Iceland was founded by the Norsemen in 870 AD long before the Norwegians accepted Christ as their Savior or began to conform themselves to the bibles standards of behavior.
And Cooper points out that history is clear that the Norwegian Vikings at this time were still deep into the worship of their forefathers, from Woden or Odin to Geat, and made bloody sacrifices to them as gods. As a matter of fact the first British monks who translated the records and genealogies of the close relatives of the Norsemen, the Anglo-Saxons, were shocked at the open testimonies of the pagan worship of their ancestors. The Viking Ragnar, while in England in the 9th century actually sacrificed two Ango-Saxon Kings to Geat, cutting out the lungs of the still living kings and spreading them out on their shoulders like wings, in what was called the Rite of the Blood Eagle. Obviously not a Christian form of worship.
It’s not likely that these pagan warriors would have allowed someone to tamper with the revered names of those genealogies, and the evidence that these lists are just what they claim to be is as strong as it could possibly be, coming from such ancient sources. The real interpolaters are not the Christian monks, who would have at least believed it is wrong to lie, but the modern historical revisionists, who have no such qualms of conscience to deal with.
Have a great day