- (in the Volsunga Saga) a sorceress, the wife of Gjuki and the mother of Gudrun and Gunnar. She gave Sigurd a potion to make him forget Brynhild so that he would marry Gudrun.
Origin of Grimhild
< Old Norse Grīmhildr, equivalent to grím(a) mask + hildr battle
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But neither Sigurd nor the maiden Gudrun knew of Grimhild's resolve.The Children of Odin
He also retains the fact that Grimhild was Gunther's mother.Richard Wagner His Life and His Dramas
W. J. Henderson
Meanwhile Grimhild urges her son Gunnar to sue for the hand of Brynhild.The Nibelungenlied
Grimhild says, "So it is shapen that thou must have this king and none else."
Grimhild meanwhile urged upon her son Gunnar to sue for the hand of Brunhild.Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine