Hadding

Danish - A hero. Son of Orvandil and Groa. Brother of Svipdag. He was a favourite of Odin who helped him in some of his battles. After the death of his father, Hadding was nursed by Hardgrep and reared by Odin who gave him a drink called Leifner's Flames, which gave him great strength and courage. He became king of Sweden and waged war against the Danes who were led by his half-brother, Gudhorn. He also killed a monster, only to find that it was Svipdag in disguise. In some lore, occasionally known as Hadding, Haddingr, Haddingr, Hadding or Hadding.
Norse - A sea-god. He was wounded by a fellow suitor for Ragnhild. She nursed him, leaving a ring in the wound. When she later had to choose between a group of suitors, she was able to identify Hadding by touch. After some years, he longed for the sea and she for the hills, so they parted. Sometimes known as Hadding, Haddingr, Haddingr, Hadding or Hadding.

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