Haraldr hárfagri (Harald the Hairfair), King of Norway c. 872 – c. 930

Sigurðr hrísi Haraldsson, Norwegian Prince

Hálfdan Sigurðarson, Norwegian Prince

Sigurðr sýr Hálfdanarson, Norwegian Prince

Haraldr harðráði (Harald the Ruthless), King of Norway 1047 – 1066, d. At Hastings

Ólafr kyrri (Olaf the Quiet), King of Norway 1066 – 1093

Magnús berfættr (Magnus the Barefoot), King of Norway 1093 – 1103

Þora Magnúsd. (Ill.) m. Loptr of Oddi (son of Sæmunder the Sage, author of Edda)

Jón Loptsson, chieftain at Oddi, primus inter pares among Icelandic chieftains, d. 1197, (fosterfather of the famous historian-writer Snorri Sturluson of Reykholt

Sólveig Jónsd. (sister of bishop Páll), m. Guðmundur gríss Ámundas. Of Þingvellir

Þorlákur Guðmundsson (father of bishop Árni)

Ásbjörg Þorláksdóttir, m. Helgi Loptsson of Skál, later a nun in Kirkjubær

Guðný Helgadóttir, m. Sir Þorður Hallsson, knight, of Möðruveilir, Eyjafiord

Loptur Þórðarson, of Möðruveilir, Eyjafiord d. 1355

Ingiríður Loptsdóttir, m. Eiríkur the Rich Magnússon of Svalbarð

Málmfríður Eiríksdóttir, m. Bjórn Brynjólfsson of Akrar in Blönduhlíð

Sigríður Björnsd., m. Þorsteinn Ólafsson, legifer d. 1481

Akra-Kristín, m. Helgi Guðnason, legifer, of Akrar in Blönduhlíð

Ingveldur Helgad., m. Rt. Hon. Þorleifur Björnsson, regent of Iceland, d.c. 1486

Kristín Þorleifsdóttir, m. Eiríkur Halldórsson of Álftanes

Guðrún Eiríksdóttir, m. Þorgils Jónsson

Jón Þorgilsson, farmer of Brimilsvellir (Snæfeilsnes peninsula, W. Iceland)

Guðmundur Jónsson, of Brimilsvellir, brother of Sheriff Þorgils d. 1684

Sigurður Guðmundsson

Berglót Sigurðard., d. 1762, m. Páll Helgason, farmer of Hnúkur, district chief

Helgi Pálsson, b.c. 1725, d. 1785, farmer of Rauðseyjar Islands, W. Iceland

Gunnar Helgason, b. 1766, farmer of Bjarneyjar & Skáleyjar Islands

Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir, b. 1793, m. Einar Einarsson of Svínanes

Helga Einarsdóttir, m. Magnús Magnússon of Svínanes & Raknidalur

Magnús Magnússonb. 1859 d. 1942, fishmonger of Hnausar, Manitoba

Magnús Magnússonb. 1896 d. 1940

Olof Magnusson, b.1928 m. James Wood of Winnipeg, Manitoba

Gordon Wood, b. 1960 m. Louise Lamontagne


“Mental Illness” is not the same thing as “Brain Disease”

Let’s begin with an analogy. We do not blame the person with Parkinson’s Disease for knocking over your tea set because his muscles jerked at the wrong time. We do, however, blame him if he purposefully picked it up and threw it.

The first instance is biological, his body created the action without his thought. The second is behavioural, he created the action with thought. (On a side note, if he can control his disease, we do hold him accountable for doing so because that part of the equation is behavioural).

The brain is a physical entity that can be damaged and/or diseased.
“Mental” or “mind”, though, is a concept denoting the processes of the brain, and, while these processes may be rational or irrational, we must not lose sight of the fact that concepts, as such,  cannot be physically damaged/diseased, only metaphorically damaged/diseased.

To compare the behaviour of a willfully evil act such as child abuse or paedophilia to the actions of someone who is physically disabled is an extreme act of evasion.

To make the claim that these evil acts are committed by those who don’t know right from wrong ignores the fact that, in almost all cases of child abuse and/or paedophilia, these acts are committed SECRETLY, i. e. they are hidden from public view as well as the perpetrator can hide them.

Keep this in mind when thinking about mental illness. One cannot cure one’s Parkinson’s just by talking to someone.