Typically, the famous rulers of a district which later comes to be ruled by Danes are called Danes themselves.Dan is the legendary founder of the (ancient) Danish kingdom.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.(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?
Whatever Dan's reality in history, his coming suggests that a new dynasty is founded, or at least that a sideshoot of the same dynasty of ancient rulers of the Dene takes over.
Denmark (Danes) The Danes, or Dene, were part of a Scandinavian tribal collective which suffered divisions in the fourth and fifth centuries.
As a result, they began to migrate southwards from southern Sweden, entering Jutland and the Cimbric Peninsula in the fifth century, a relatively peaceful southwards movement that nevertheless put pressure on the Jutes and Angles and contributed to their migration to Britain.
However, some data can be built up from those records, especially from the Old English poems, Beowulf and Widsith, and the fragment commonly known as The Fight at Finnesburg.
Many of the notes regarding fifth and early sixth century Danes are taken from the Alan Bliss/JRR Tolkein examination of the latter.
The fifth century migration period is one in which no one Dane rules over all the Danish peoples, representing an interregnum of sorts.