IVAR the BONELESS was PRINCE IVAR (Igor) of KIEV and his son SVEIN ‘the OLD’ IVARSON was PRINCE SVEINALD (Sviatoslav) of KIEV and KING SWEYN FORKBEARD of DENMARK
I have just posted a first draft of Chapter 3, ‘PRINCESS HELGA AND THE EMPEROR’ (Circa 953-959 AD) of “The Saga of Svein ‘the Old’ Ivarson” Book to the website SeiberTeck.com under the Book Heading of that name.
Princess Helga (Olga) of Kiev
Book 4, Chapter 3, PRINCESS HELGA AND THE EMPEROR:
What happens when East Meets West and the Swedish Princess Helga meets the Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire? Fireworks happen!!! Helga’s Hraes’ Trading Company was the first European trading empire to import fireworks from Cathay, but black powder was neither needed nor required for the fireworks going off in Emperor Constantine’s heart and nether part as his relationship with the ruler of Hraes’ grew.
In the previous chapter, Emperor Constantine did not give up on Princess Helga and kept sending her gifts and alms to Kiev. Finally, he was rewarded, and Princess Helga sailed with her merchant fleet to Constantinople to be re-baptised. Emperor Constantine and Princess Helga spent the summer in the heathenistic pleasure of each other’s presence, and the sex wasn’t bad either. Afterwards, they ate Khazar Vayar and drank Frankish sparkling wine and experimented in other delights only found in the translated Norse deluxe volume of the Kama Sutra of India Helga had gifted Constantine with. He fell head over heels in love with her and she visited him every second summer.
Prince Svein started visiting Constantinople with his mother and he would train with the Varangian Guard in the palace. He ended up falling in love with his mother’s handmaiden and he got her pregnant there. The sex was pretty good with that couple as well because he got her pregnant again and he left Constantinople with two sons.
Constantine divorced his wife, Empress Helena and he married Helga in the summer of 959, but the citizens of Constantinople protested the marriage and began rioting and attacked the Capitol Building shouting ‘Hang Helga‘ and ‘ Hang Constantine‘ and they drove the Princess out of the city. By November, the Emperor was dead, poisoned by his own son, Emperor Romanos the Second. Or was he?
Book Four, “The Saga of Svein ‘the Old’ Ivarson,” demonstrates how Prince Svein ‘the Old’ (Slavic: Sviatoslav ‘the Brave’) of Kiev later moved to Norway and fought to become King Sweyn Forkbeard of Denmark. But before being forced out of Russia, he sated his battle lust by crushing the Khazars and attacking the great great grandfather of Vlad the Impaler in a bloody campaign into the Heart of Darkness of Wallachia against the Army of the Impalers and their 666 salute. The campaign was so mortifying that the fifteen thousand pounds of gold that the Emperor of Constantinople paid him to attack them seemed not nearly enough, so Prince Svein attacked the Eastern Roman Empire itself. He came so close to defeating the greatest empire in the world, that later Danish Christian Kings would call his saga, and the sagas of his kin, “The Lying Sagas of Denmark” and set out to destroy them.