Hriedmar was a Vanir and the tenant of an Inn.[1]

He had three sons: Regin, Fafnir and Otr the Changer or Shapes from a witch of Svartalfheim, and lived with his sons in his inn.[1]

A day where he had been sent by Hriedmar as a human-sized otter to catch a supper, Otr encountered the young prince Odin Borson and the time-travelling Loki. While Odin was astonished by the creature who greeted them welcome, Loki quickly killed it. His meat was eaten, and from his fur were made two cloaks.[1]

When Loki and Odin came to the Inn and listened to Hriedmar talking about his third son, Odin quickly understood that they had killed Otr. As soon, Fafnir and Regin entered in arms, recognizing Otr's fur on the two travellers backs.[1]

While Regin intended to avenge in blood, Fafnir succumbed to Loki's tempting, implying a blood price with a ransom of gold. First going with Regin, Hriedmar accepted, taking Odin as hostage.[1]

Loki went to Andvari the Dwarf, killed him and stole his gold, but not before he could curse the it, who would be revealing the truth about people.[1]

After the two travellers departed, Regin was in favor of hunting them and all Asgardians down, but Hriedmar tried to appease him, before Fafnir was driven by the curse to stab them both, for him to keep the gold for himself.[1]

Hriedmar was killed, and Regin buried him and Otr, oathing the death of Fafnir and all Asgardians.[1]

Regin and Fafnir would eventually be killed, but those events would be the settings for crucial beings of the Nine Worlds.[1]

Hriedmar was named "the forgiving".[1]

He showed to be a certain middle between his older sons, one greedy and the other vengeful.[1]



It is unclear if his sons Regin and Fafnir were also from the witch of Svartalfheim mother to Otr.

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