Hamdir

Norse - Son of Jonakur and Gudrun. Brother of Erp and Sorli. In one version of the story of Gudrun and Atli, Gudrun survived an attempted suicide by drowning and married King Jonakur by whom she had three more sons, Erp, Hamdir and Sorli. When her daughter Swanhild was killed by Ermenrich, Gudrun ordered her three sons to avenge her daughter's death. En route, Hamdir and Sorli killed their younger brother thinking him too young to be involved in such an enterprise. When they found the king, they cut off his hands and feet. Only the intervention of Odin stopped them from killing the king and both of the brothers were stoned to death, on the orders of Odin, by the king's subjects. Also known as Hamdir.

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