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Seemingly no sixth or seventh century Norse kingdom emerges which bears a variant of their name, making it possible that their tribal territory is later cut up into segments by various kingdom creations.
The Heatho-Reams are also mentioned, who form the later kingdom of Raumarike.
Another, rarer name during the Viking Age was 'Norrmannaland', but this was used mainly by foreigners.
As with Denmark and Sweden, the rulers of Norway (the Norsemen) emerged from legendary origins.
According to Jordanes, the tribe of the Adogit live in the far north, while the Grannii (Grenland), Augandzi (Agder), Eunixi, Taetel, Rugii (Rogaland), Arochi (Hordaland, possibly linked to the Charudes), and Ranii occupy central and southern Norway at this time, along with the Raumarici (the later kingdom of Raumarike) close to modern Oslo.
Roduulf rules the Ranii until, apparently despising his own kingdom and seeking adventure, he flees to join Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths.
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.
Before that, the Scandinavians were contained entirely within the southernmost third of Sweden and Norway.They maraud in Norway where they fight and capture King Gudlog of Hlogaland, an early appearance of Norsemen in this northern territory which must have been occupied solely by Kvens until very recently.The princes hang Gudlog at Stomones and allow his men to raise a mound over him.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'.
The rest was part of a poorly-defined territory known as Kvenland, which stretched all the way east into modern Russia (see the link, right, for an examination of the origins of 'Scandinavia' as a name).