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Grimhild

[grim-hild]
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noun
  1. (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.
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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

    Padraic Colum

  • He also retains the fact that Grimhild was Gunther's mother.

  • Meanwhile Grimhild urges her son Gunnar to sue for the hand of Brynhild.

  • 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.