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He appears to be only one of several minor kings in Norway.
A series of petty kingdoms seem to have sprung up along the south-western coastline of Norway by this time.
Nori is also claimed as a descendant of King Fornjtr of Kvenland.
Perhaps he represents the beginnings of any notable kingship in Norway.
However, apart from the tribes mentioned in the Old English poem Widsith, the first kingdoms are petty, coastal territories such as Agder, Hlogaland, Oppland (this being the exception in that it is inland), Ringerike, and Rogaland.
The Swedish princes, Jorund and his brother Eric, remain on their warships while Hugliek is king of the Swedes, and they prove to be great warriors.
Petty Kingdoms (Norway) The birth of the modern Norwegian nation took place following the Viking Age, along with the simultaneous arrival of Christianity in Scandinavia and Fennoscandia.
Initial settlement and the spread of the early kingdoms largely followed the rivers, with inland areas being only sparsely inhabited.
They are probably located along the River Glomma (or Glma) in south-western Norway - the country's longest river.
It seems to be fairly certain that Norway's royal line was founded by a refugee king from the early kingdom of the Swedes, fleeing his homeland during a period of Danish superiority.
Alternative dates are shown in text alongside relevant entries. Halfdan the Black is the earliest confirmed ruler of large swathes of Norway, and his resting place is usually assigned to a large burial mound in Norway.
After the country was united it came to be called 'Noregr'.
During the Middle Ages this gradually became 'Noreg' before ending up with the current 'Norge'.
Many of the kings of these early kingdoms are known primarily from early Norse sagas, supplemented by patches of other surviving information.