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The question is whether he is a king or perhaps a leader of his peoples as they migrate into the peninsula - or perhaps both.

The fifth century migration period is one in which no one Dane rules over all the Danish peoples, representing an interregnum of sorts.

At least one probable sub-grouping can be identified under Hnf Healfdene, and there probably exist other factions which have been lost to history.

A distinctly separate Danish 'province' existed in Jutland between the sixth and ninth centuries, perhaps initially wholly or semi-independently as one of the early rival states.

Others, such as Scania, continued to survive in southern Sweden for many centuries.

The Angles appear to have been allies of the Danes, but may have seen the migration as an opportunity not to be missed.

A Danish kingdom (and perhaps initially more than one) seems to have been established by the late fifth century, but the earliest records of its kings is fragmentary and sometimes allusive.

German tribes were heavily influenced by the neighbouring Celts (Gauls), some of whom live on the Cimbric Peninsula (Jutland), and possibly in Sweden.

A number of German gods and goddesses were borrowed from or shared with the Celts; for example Taran/Thor.

(Additional information by Edward Dawson, from Gautreks saga, and from External Link: The Gutenburg Text of Beowulf, translation by Lesslie Hall, 1892.) Skiold, or Scyld, first of the Scyldings, is the founding father of the Danes in southern Sweden, but is also a highly important figure in the list of kings of Angeln.

Could there be an ancient connection between the Danes and the Angles which is remembered in this individual?

Either that or they were followers of Dana as a tribe and named such.