Olaf Feilan


Olaf Feilan

Olaf Feilan ("Olaf little wolf, old nors Ylving, old eng Wulfing, irish name Faelan") (c. 890-940) was an Icelandic gothi of the Settlement period. He was the son of Thorstein the Red, jarl of Caithness, and his wife Thurid Eyvindsdottir. After the death of his father Olaf accompanied his grandmother Aud the Deep-minded to Iceland, and settled with her at Hvamm in the Laxardal region. Around 920 Olaf married a woman named Alfdis. Aud died at their wedding feast. The children of Olaf and Alfdis were Thord Gellir, Thora, Helga, Thorunn, and Thordis.

Olaf died around 940. His nephew Olaf the Peacock was named after him.

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