"Corpse-eater." A jötunn who sits in an eagle's guise at the northward end of heaven. The wind rises from under his wings when he stretches them:
- Hræsvelg he is called,
- who at the end of heaven sits,
- a Jötun in an eagle's plumage:
- from his wings comes,
- it is said, the wind,
- that over all men passes.
His name is found in the list of jötnar the Nafnaþulur section of Skáldskaparmál.
- Vafþrúðnismál, 37.