Witta, son of Wecta

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Witta son of Wecta is mentioned as a Jutish chieftain in the 449 entry of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as the father of Wihtgils and the grandfather of Hengest and Horsa. He also appears in the same role in Henry of Huntingdon's Historia Anglorum.[1] He is most probably mythological, but as a historical person he would have been born around 400 AD.


  1. ^ Book 2, ch. 1