"Shield." In the euhemeristic account of the origin of the gods by Snorri Sturluson, a son of Vóden (Odin). During his travels Vóden came into the land called Reidgothland, and took possession of it. "He set up over the land that son of his called Skjöldr, whose son was Fridleifr; — and thence descends the house of the Skjöldungs: these are the kings of the Danes. And what was then called Reidgothland is now called Jutland." Fridleifr's son was Fróði.

In Ynglinga saga, Skjöldr married Gefjon and they dwelt at Leidre.

He is listed in the Nafnaþulur among the sons of Odin.



  • Prose Edda: Prologue, 4.
  • Skáldskaparmál, 42, 64.
  • Ynglinga saga, 5.