In this video, we recall how the Viking sea king Thorgest arrived in Ireland:
“In the year of 836, Thorgest, a notorious Viking pirate, boarded the stage of history. In Ireland, his name Thorgest was derived from the Gaelic. Thorgest led a large number of ships and landed in Ireland, they are even called the “Royal Fleet” in the Irish annals. Thorgest seemed to be heavily linked with the royal families in Scandinavia, and thus was elected as the leader of Vikings in Ireland.
In the year of 839, Thorgest personally led the attack on the shrine of Ireland, which was located in County Armagh of Northern Ireland. The monks and seminarists failed to escape were all slaughtered. The Viking pirates overturned altar, dug the tomb, cracked the Holy Box, poured the Saint’s remains on the ground and picked out the valuable. Besides, Thorgest also broke into the St Patrick’s Cathedral, worshipped Odin with the remains on the altar.
Thorgest’s atrocity made him the most hated person to Irish people. They regarded this Viking pirate as Satan’s disciple who was cruel and evil and showed no respect to the God, and therefore must be stopped at all costs. However, Thorgest was totally different from those Vikings they had ever met. He was not content with killing and looting, because he had a bigger plan and attempted to conquer and control the whole island. He also had the most favorable opportunity. The king of the Kingdom of Munster challenged the High King, leading to a chaos in Ireland. With the abundant materials he got in County Armagh, Thorgest advanced inland. …”
Note: I wonder if Hrafna is descended from an Irish slave. It is highly likely. I’ve read that Norwegians have something like 10% to 20% British ancestry. The British have on average like 10% Scandinavian ancestry although it is unclear where that comes from.