I agree in that it would have been a liberating thing if we were able to link Hâga Fênna and Walda to the neighbouring communities Hoogeveen and De Wolden. I have found no reason to doubt that Mannagardaforda is Münster, though. But who knows, maybe we have been wrong all the time? Mannagardaforda could not be in Denmark, though - of the simple reason that it is written that it was in Saxanamarka [Sachsen].
Hâga Fênna cannot be the Hoge Venen in Belgium - that's right, because in that area you have the burghs Aken [Aachen], Ljvdburch [Liège] and Kâtsburch [Kassel] which all belonged to Sûdar Flílânda.
Still, though, 'Abramelin's theory that Bvda may have been situated in the area of Bodensee may be of some interest - there you have the burg Bodman, the Altbodman burgh ruins and Burg Hals in close proximity to each other. But if we should look at names, the Bodenburg in Bad Salzdetfurth in Niedersachsen, and the burg Bodenlaube in Bad Kissingen in Bayern might be worth taking a look at also. There is a historical neighbourhood named Buda in the Belgian city of Courtray, but it is in a wrong place.
Ljudburg has been identified as Leyden, not as Liege.
Aken is not on the Rhine river. I have discussed earlier, that Aken could be The Hague, where the Dutch counts in the time of Hidde built a new castle. Ockenburg (The Hague) is a good alternative.
Katsburg could be identified as Katwijk (Brittenburg), which is more appropriate than Kattenburg (Amsterdam). Kassel is too far away.
The places you mention are in the area of the Twisklandar (Teutons).The Frisians had friendly relations with the Saxons. Friso and Saxo were partners in warfare. Hals (Holstein) is mentioned as friendly people as well.
The general idea behind this, is that you try to locate the places too far away from the Frisian homeland. We better concentrate on Saxony and Holstein.
By the way Munster is in Rhineland-Westfalen, not in Saxony.
Edited by Knul, 28 February 2013 - 02:05 PM.