- After that he went into the north, until he was stopped by the sea, which men thought lay around all the lands of the earth; and there he set his son over this kingdom, which is now called Norway. This king was Sæmingr; the kings of Norway trace their lineage from him, and so do also the jarls and the other mighty men, as is said in the Háleygjatal.
- —Prologue of the Prose Edda (11) Brodeur's translation
- Njord took a wife called Skade; but she would not live with him and married afterwards Odin, and had many sons by him, of whom one was called Saeming; and about him Eyvind Skaldaspiller sings thus: --
- "To Asa's son Queen Skade bore
- Saeming, who dyed his shield in gore, --
- The giant-queen of rock and snow,
- Who loves to dwell on earth below,
- The iron pine-tree's daughter, she
- Sprung from the rocks that rib the sea,
- To Odin bore full many a son,
- Heroes of many a battle won."
- To Saeming Earl Hakon the Great reckoned back his pedigree.
- —The Ynglinga Saga (9), Laing's translation
Sæmingr is also listed among the sons of Odin in the þulur.
But in the prologue of the Heimskringla Snorri mentions that according to a lost stanza of Eyvindr skáldaspillir's Háleygjatal, Sæmingr was the son of Yngvi-Freyr.
A Swedish king by the name Semingr (likely the very same name as the Norwegian king of Folklore in an alternate rendering) becomes victim to a draugr who wields a legendary sword in The Saga of Hromund Gripsson. A similar name, "Sámr", appears related to characters in both Hrafnkels saga & Njáls saga.
- Háleygjatal, stanza 3.
- Brodeur, Arthur Gilchrist (trans.). 1916. Snorri Sturluson: The Prose Edda. New York: The American-Scandinavian Foundation.
- Laing, Samuel (trans.), Anderson, Rasmus B. (rev., notes). 1907. Snorre Sturlason: The Heimskringla: a history of the Norse kings. London: Norrœna society. First published: 1844.