Talk:Folkung

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I hope I English-ified this correctly. I rephrased things as necessary to have them make better sense the way I understood your interesting topic!

-ellen

The source-book is a sub-standard one[edit]

The source-book is a sub-standard one.--217.112.249.156 06:04, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Well if it is peer-reviewed by the biggest publishing house in Finland, that's enough. --Drieakko 06:31, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

The word Folkung[edit]

Since the're no evidence of the word Folkung orgining from people's king and those words acually would be spelled Folkkung or Folk-kung in Swedish it seems unnecessary to mention that in Wikipedia doesn't it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ursa Magnus (talkcontribs) 18:49, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

The ending -ung and -ing is often used to denote the ancestry, clan or family, for example Sköldung, Wulfling, Yngling or even Viking. In the case of Folkung it could mean that they are descendents of a man named Folke, which is a common Scandinavian name. It could also mean "a man descendent from the people" or "a man of the people" Magnus Andersson (talk) 10:40, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

The scope of this article[edit]

I suggest that this article should deal with mainly two things: the definitions of the term Folkung, and, as we sometimes say in Swedish, "the real Folkungs", the party that opposed the crown under Eric XI Ericson, Valdemar Birgerson and Magnus III Birgerson. The article should not be about the house of Bjelbo, that has an article of its own.

I have consequently removed an annoying number of links to persons of the house of Bjälbo, as well as the coat of arms. Illustrations to do with "the real Folkungs" are welcome.

Accusativen hos Olsson (talk) 17:56, 16 February 2011 (UTC)