"Chanter." A dwarf, the brother of Fjalarr. They killed Kvasir and mixed his blood with honey to make the mead of poetry, according to Snorri Sturluson. The brothers then invited a certain giant named Gillingr to row upon the sea with them, where they capsized the boat and let him drown. When they returned to land, Galarr dropped a millstone on Gillingr's wife, saying that her weeping grew wearisome to him.

Gillingr's son Suttungr took both dwarfs and carried them out to sea, and set them on a reef which was covered at high tide. The brothers begged him to spare their lives and offered him the mead of poetry as reconciliation of his father's death.



  • Skáldskaparmál, 1.