Helblindi

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In Norse mythology, Helblindi ("Hel-blinder" or "All-blind" - possible to render "Death-defier") is a jötunn,[1] brother of Loki and Býleistr and possibly son of Fárbauti ("cruel-striker") and his wife Laufey.[2] Helblindi is also a heiti used to describe Odin.

Though not directly attested in any original source, scholars have considered Helblindi to be a son of Fárbauti. However, his exact role in the ancient mythic complex surrounding Loki's family remains unclear.[3]

References

  1. ^ Húsdrápa
  2. ^ Rydberg (2003:24); Sykes (2002:85); Guelpa (2009:123-124).
  3. ^ Simek (1995:174); Kock (1899:100-102).
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