Heithrek

Norse - A king. When offenders were brought to his court for trial, he would allow them to go free if they could pose a riddle which he could not answer. None did - until Gestumblindi. This proud landowner asked many questions, all of which the king answered with ease, but finally asked 'What did Odin whisper to Balder as he lay on his funeral pyre?'. It was only then that the king realised that he was dealing with Odin who had taken on the likeness of Gestumblindi. As he struck at the god with his sword, Odin changed into a falcon and flew away, losing only a few tail feathers. Angry at this insult, Odin ensured that Heithrek died that same night. In some accounts, known as Heithrek, Angantyr or Angantyr.

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