the dictionary of norse mythology


DAINSLEIF Dain's Heirloom A sword made by the dwarf dain 1, according to snorri sturluson. This sword was cursed Once drawn, it must kill a man before it could be returned to the sheath. A blow from this magical sword never failed to kill or cause a wound that never healed. To rescue his daughter Hild, the legendary warrior and king Hogni drew Dainsleif to kill her abductor, Hedin Hjarrandason.

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