Óttar Eysteinsson

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Óttar Eysteinsson

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Son of Eysteinn Álfsson, {Hversum Noreg byggdist}

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About Óttar Eysteinsson

He is the hero of the Old Norse poem Hyndluljód (Lay of Hyndla).

"In the poem, the goddess Freyja meets the völva Hyndla and they ride together towards Valhalla. Freyja rides on her boar Hildisvíni and Hyndla on a wolf. Their mission is to find out the pedigree of Óttarr so that he can touch his inheritance, and the lay consists mostly of Hyndla reciting a number of names from Óttarr's ancestry. The poem may be a twelfth-century work, through Bellows believed the material of which the poem was compounded must have been older." (Wikipedia)


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