Hervör alvitr

According to the eddic poem Völundarkviða, the daughter of king Hlödvér, and the sister of Hlaðguðr svanhvít. She is the wife of the legendary smith Völundr.

The prose header tells how Völundr and his two brothers, Slagfiðr and Egil, came across three valkyries, who had removed their swan-cloaks to spin flax on the shore of a lake. They brought the maidens with them to their dwelling and each brother took one of them to wife. They dwelt with their husbands for eight winters, but then flew away in the ninth to find battles, and came back no more. Slagfiðr and Egil set out to search for them while Völundr remained waiting behind.



  • Völundarkviða.