Gestumblindi

Norse - A rich landowner. He was summoned to appear before the king, Heithrek, to answer a number of charges. The king would allow him to go free if he could pose a riddle that the king could not answer. Gestumblindi prayed to Odin for help. The god took on the guise of Gestumblindi and appeared at the court in his place. After failing to defeat the king with his riddles, he finally asked "What did Odin whisper to Balder on his funeral pyre?. Heithrek realised that he was dealing with a god and struck at him with his sword. Odin changed into a falcon and escaped with the loss of a few tail feathers. In some references, called Gestumblindi.

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