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From: "Betty Owen" <>
Subject: Re: Norbrii
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 18:09:58 -0600
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I have been looking at some of the sites that carry this name. and it is
only guessing but its very possible the source is coming for A Danish
document not an English document.
So Todd may be right.... I dont think anyone has delibertly made this up.
it may not be right also another alternate spelling for it is Norbril
----- Original Message -----
From: "Todd A. Farmerie" <>
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: Norbrii
> AGeorgeSand wrote:
> > I remind you that just because you don't know something, doesnt mean
> > made up.
> I remind you that these supposed events date from a nonliterate
> period in both regions, and hence not only do no documents from
> these places and period survive, they never existed in the first
> place, which generally DOES mean it is made up.
> This question has been asked before, of another poster, but it is
> valid here. Considering that the complete lack of documentation
> of an otherwise unsupported connection found on a web page
> somewhere is no bar to acceptance, hypothetically, what might
> cause you to reject such a connection as unreliable? Is
> everything that appears on the web true?
> > and it's not the spouses who weren't trustworthy, it's the raping fools
> > their husbands were, who couldnt be trusted any further than you can
> > grand piano on a windy day...
> I will write this off as an accidental misunderstanding in
> To clarify, I was not implying that the women can't be trusted.
> It is their existence that can't - most were invented simply to
> account for the accretion of territory, each district having a
> marriage invented to bring the land into the fold, or to justify
> later dinastic claims. The attributed marriages of the earlier
> kings - of Harald Fairhair and Gorm included (although in the
> latter case we know her name, but not her origin) - bear the
> hallmarks of this pattern. A marriage over a quarter millenium
> earlier between three people who never existed need be given
> little credence.