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Hreidmar

[hreyd-mahr] /ˈhreɪd mɑr/
noun
1.
(in the Volsunga Saga) the father of Fafnir, Otter, and Regin. He demanded wergild from the gods for killing Otter, and was killed by Fafnir when he got it.
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  • "I will let this be done," said old Hreidmar with the sharp and cunning eyes.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • "Ye may not go until every hair has been covered," Hreidmar said again.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Ah, a curse was upon the hoard, for Hreidmar and Fafnir and I have perished because of it.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Hreidmar, king of the dwarf folk, was the father of three sons.

    Myths of the Norsemen H. A. Guerber
  • Compare Hreidmar's discovery of the muzzle-hair with this poetic idea!

  • Hreidmar then called his sons, and bade them strip the skin from the otter's body.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
  • In the evening they seek a lodging at the house of Hreidmar, to whom they show the skin.

  • Hreidmar, however, would not grant them a single penny of the gold.

  • Hreidmar was, however, unwilling to give them as much as a penny of it.

  • A son of Hreidmar; in the form of an otter he was killed by Loke.

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