Norse - Son of Njal and Bergthora. Brother of Grim, Helga, Helgi and Thorgerd. It was he who had earlier killed Thrain, one of the Sigfussons, so starting the feud that led to the slaughter of his kinsmen. He died with the rest of the Njalsson clan when they were trapped in their house, Bergthorsknoll, which was burnt to the ground by Flosi and his men but, before he died, Skarp- Hedin killed Gunnar, one of the attacking force, by hurling at him the jawbone which he had cut from the head of Thrain and kept. Sometimes known as Skarp-Hedin.

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