Helblindi

In Norse mythology, Helblindi ("Hel-blinder" or "All-blind" - possibly rendered as, "Death-defier") is a jötunn,[1] a brother of Loki and Býleistr, and several times noted as the son of Laufey, and perhaps, the son of her husband, Fárbauti ("cruel-striker").[2]

Although it is not directly attested in any original source, scholars have considered Helblindi to be a son of Fárbauti. His exact role in the ancient mythic complex surrounding Loki's family remains unclear, however.[3]

"Helblindi" also is a heiti, used to describe Odin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Húsdrápa
  2. ^ Rydberg (2003:24); Sykes (2002:85); Guelpa (2009:123-124).
  3. ^ Simek (1995:174); Kock (1899:100-102).