- Attila, king of the Huns: represented in the Volsunga Saga as the brother of Brynhild and the second husband of Gudrun, whose brothers he killed in order to get the Nibelung treasure.
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The giantess is kept there by the gibes of Atli till the daybreak.Epic and Romance
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"I set little store by witchwork, goblins and their kin," said Atli.
Now Atli the Good, earl of the Orkneys, comes into the story.
It is my rede that thou weddest Atli, or else thou goest hence.
Ay, Atli, and the new ship rides, where the old one founders.
- Norse myth a king of the Huns who married Gudrun for her inheritance and was slain by her after he killed her brothers
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