the dictionary of norse mythology


LOFNHEID One of two daughter of hreidmar, a farmer who receives from the gods gold in com-pensation for their killing of Hreidmar's son otr. The other daughter is lyngheid. Though the story of Hreidmar is also told in the legendary vol-sunga saga, Lofnheid and her sister are named only in the poem Reginsmal, part of the poetic edda. Another of Hreidmar's sons, fafnir, kills his father as his sisters look on. Their father begs his daughters for help, but they declare themselves powerless against their brother. regin is their third brother.

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