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Helgi

[hel-gee] /ˈhɛl gi/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology. (in the Poetic Edda and the Volsunga Saga)
1.
the son of Hjorvard and Svava, a Valkyrie.
2.
his reincarnation, the son of Sigmund and Borghild: slayer of Hunding.
Origin of Helgi
< Old Norse: masculine singular weak form of heilagr holy, sacred
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  • This is particularly the case with the poems in which the hero bears the name of Helgi.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • Then the main interest begins, the story of Helgi and Sigrun.

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  • Helgi summoned his men to save her from this loathed wedding.

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    W. P. Ker
  • It is in this second version of the story of Helgi that the tragedy is worked out.

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  • And yet again there are traces of a third Helgi, with a history of his own.

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  • There was Geir the thief, son of Thorgerda the liar; he was hanged by the priest Helgi.

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    W. P. Ker
  • And Thorhalla went, after bidding farewell to Helgi her husband.

  • But Flosi was close behind, and stretched Helgi dead in front of him.

  • Indridi lifts the sack to Helgi's back; Helgi carries it out to the left.

    Modern Icelandic Plays

    Jhann Sigurjnsson
  • Now, Helgi, when you have eaten, you can go and begin to cut turf.

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    Jhann Sigurjnsson

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