"Twin." Billingr is mentioned in the eddic poem Hávamál as the father of a maiden desired by Odin. She tells the god that the safest time to visit her would be after nightfall, and that she would give herself to him then. When Odin arrives at the appointed time he finds his path blocked by warriors armed with swords and burning torches. He returns at daybreak but discovers that the maiden has already left and that she has tied a bitch to the bed in her place.

Billingr also appears as the name of a dwarf in Völuspá 13 (Hauksbók version). A single kenning in skaldic poetry describes poetry as the Drink of Billingr's Son.



  • Hávamál, 97-101.