- (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.
"Ye may not go until every hair has been covered," Hreidmar said again.
Ah, a curse was upon the hoard, for Hreidmar and Fafnir and I have perished because of it.
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