Norse - Daughter of Eglimi. Sister of Gripir. Second or third wife of Sigmund. Mother of Sigurd. When Sigmund abandoned his wife Borghild after she had poisoned his son, Sinfiotl, he married Hiordis, daughter of the King of the Islands. Her unsuccessful suitor, Lygni, made war on Sigmund who was killed in the battle when Odin shattered his sword, Gram, and left him defenceless. She then married Elf, King of the Vikings, who, when Sigurd, her son by Sigmund, was born, raised the boy as his own. Occasionally called Hiordis, Hjordis or Hjordis.

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