Helgi Haddingjaskati

"Helgi lord of the Haddingjar." A legendary Norse hero. At the end of the poem Helgakviða Hundingsbana II it is said that, according to Káruljóð, Helgi Hundingsbane and his lover Sigrún were regenerated as Helgi Haddingjaskati and Kára Hálfdansdóttir.

In the Icelandic saga Hrómundar saga Gripssonar, Helgi the Valiant always won victory but achieved everything by magic, for his mistress Kára (Lára) was a witch. In his fight with Hrómundr, Kára was there in the form of a swan, but he accidentally cut off her leg with his sword and she died. No longer protected by her magic, Helgi was killed by Hrómundr, whose eight brothers he had previously slain.

According to Kálfsvísa, a fragment of which is found in Skáldskaparmál, the Ruler of the Haddings (skati Haddingja) rode a horse named Skævadr.



  • Helgakviða Hundingsbana II.
  • Hrómundar saga Gripssonar, 6, 7.
  • Skáldskaparmál, 57.