Gytha Thorkelsdottir was born around 997 and died around 1067. She was the daughter of Danish chieftan, Thorkel Sprakling. She married Earl Godwin of Wessex. Her daughter, Edith married Edward the Confessor. When Edward died in 1066 without an heir her son became King Harold II.
Family tree for Gytha Thorkelsdottir, mother of Harold II showing: