Alvit

Norse - A swan maiden. Wife of Volund. Mother of Heime. With her sisters Olrun and Svanhvit she flew to earth to bathe. They left their wings on the shore where they were seized by the brothers Egil, Slagfinn and Volund who kept the maidens as their wives for nine years before they recovered their wings and flew off. Her husband, the smith Volund, after being captured and enslaved by Nidud, made a pair of wings with which he flew to Alfheim where he was re-united with Alvit. In some accounts she is referred to as Angeburga or Hervor. Also known as Alvit, Angeburga, Angeburga, Hervor or Hervor.

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