the dictionary of norse mythology


LYNGHEID A daughter of the farmer hreidmar. Lyngheid looked on with her sister, lofnheid, as their brother fafnir killed their father for the hoard of gold he protected. The gods had given the gold to Hreidmar as compensation for their killing otr, another son of Hreidmar. Lyngheid and her sister are mentioned only in Reginsmal, part of the poetic edda, though the story of Otr and Hreidmar is also told in the legendary volsunga saga.

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