Hervör alvitr

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Not to be confused with Hervor

In Norse mythology, Hervör alvitr (Old Norse, alvitr possibly meaning "all-wise" or "strange creature"[1]) is a valkyrie. Hervör alvitr is attested in the Poetic Edda poem Völundarkviða as the sister of the valkyrie Hlaðguðr svanhvít (both daughters of King Hlödvér), and as the seven-year wife of the smith Völundr.


  1. ^ Orchard (1997:83).