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Tyrfing or Tirfing was a magic sword which figures in a poem from the Elder Edda called The Waking of Angantýr, and in Hervarar saga. The name is also used in the saga to denote the Goths and the form Tervingi was actually recorded by Roman sources in the 4th century. The Tyrfing Cycle is a collection of legends united by the magic sword Tyrfing. ... Hervarar saga ok Heidhreks is a fornaldarsaga from the 13th century using material from an older saga. ... The Waking of Angantyr or the Incantation of Hervor is a poem in the Poetic Edda, which is also found in the Hervarar saga. ... Gizur challenges the Huns Hlöðskviða or The Battle of the Goths and Huns is sometimes counted among the Eddic poems. ... In Norse mythology, Dvalin was a ruler of the dwarves and one of the most powerful dwarves, known primarily for having invented runes. ... In Norse mythology, Durin is the name of a dwarf mentioned in Völuspá and repeated in Gylfaginning. ... Svafrlami (in the H and U version of the Hervarar saga. ... Arngrim was a berserker, who figures in Hervarar saga, Gesta Danorum, Lay of Hyndla, a number of Faroese ballads and Orvar-Odds saga in Norse mythology. ... Hjorvard and Hjalmar propose to Ingeborg Angantyr was the name of three characters from the same line in Norse mythology, and who appear in Hervarar saga, the Poetic Edda (the Waking of Angantyr and the Battle of the Goths and Huns) and in Gesta Danorum. ... Hjalmar proposes to Ingeborg Hjalmar was a Swedish hero who figures in the Hervarar saga and in Orvar-Odds saga. ... Orvar-Odd (i. ... Hervor dying, a painting by Peter Nicolai Arbo Hervor was a shieldmaiden in the cycle of the magic sword Tyrfing, presented in Hervarar saga and of which parts are found in the Poetic Edda. ... Heidrek or Heiðrekr was one of the main characters in the cycle about the magic sword Tyrfing. ... Gizur, Gizurr or Gissur was a wise King of the Geats. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Angantyr was the name of three characters from the same line in Norse mythology, and who appear in Hervarar saga, the Poetic Edda (the Waking of Angantyr and the Battle of the Goths and Huns), in Gesta Danorum and Faroese ballads. ... Hlod or Hlöd was the illegitimate son of Heidrek, the king of the Goths. ... Bolmsö is an island located in lake Bolmen near Växjö in SmÃ¥land. ... Gamla Uppsala is an area rich in archaeological remains seen from the grave field whose larger mounds (left part) are close to the royal mounds. ... Samsø is an island in the North Sea bay of Kattegat 15 kilometers off the Jutland Peninsula. ... Glæsisvellir (glittering plains) was a location in Jotunheim in Norse mythology. ... Reidgotaland, Hreidgotaland or Hreiðgotaland was a land in Scandinavian mythology. ... Arheimar was the capital of the Goths according to the Hervarar saga. ... Myrkviðr was the name of a forest in Norse mythology. ... Tyrfing or Tirfing. ... The term magic sword refers to any kind of mythological or fictional sword imbued with magical power to increase its strength or grant it other supernatural qualities. ... The Poetic Edda or Elder Edda is a term applied to two things. ... The Waking of Angantyr or the Incantation of Hervor is a poem in the Poetic Edda, which is also found in the Hervarar saga. ... Hervarar saga ok Heidhreks is a fornaldarsaga from the 13th century using material from an older saga. ... Invasion of the Goths: a late 19th century painting by O. Fritsche portrays the Goths as cavalrymen. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 4th century was that century which lasted from 301 to 400. ...


Svafrlami was the king of Gardariki, and Odin's grandson. He managed to trap the Dwarves Dvalin and Durin when they had left the rock where they dwelt. Then he forced them to forge a sword with a golden hilt that would never miss a stroke, would never rust and would cut through stone and iron as easily as through clothes. Svafrlami (in the H and U version of the Hervarar saga. ... Gardariki (compare Icl. ... For other meanings of Odin, Woden or Wotan see Odin (disambiguation), Woden (disambiguation), Wotan (disambiguation). ... This page is about a mythological race. ... In Norse mythology, Dvalin was a ruler of the dwarves and one of the most powerful dwarves, known primarily for having invented runes. ... Durin is a character in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ...


The Dwarves made the sword, and it shone and gleamed like fire. However, in revenge they cursed it so that it would kill a man every time it was used and that it would be the cause of three great evils. They finally cursed it so that it would also kill Svafrlami himself.


When Svafrlami heard the curses he tried to slay Dvalin, but the Dwarf disappeared into the rock and the sword was driven deep into the rock missing its victim.


Svafrlami was killed by the beserker Arngrim who took the sword in his turn. After Arngrim, it was worn by Angantyr and his eleven brothers. They were all slain at Samsø, by the Swedish champion Hjalmar, and his Norwegian sworn brother Orvar-Odd; but Hjalmar, being wounded by Tyrfing, has only time to sing his death-song before he dies, and asks Orvar-Odd to bring his body to Ingeborg at Uppsala. The word Berserker can refer to several things: Berserkers, Viking warriors who attacked with a crazed fury. ... Arngrim was a berserker, who figures in Hervarar saga, Gesta Danorum, Lay of Hyndla, a number of Faroese ballads and Orvar-Odds saga in Norse mythology. ... Hjorvard and Hjalmar propose to Ingeborg Angantyr was the name of three characters from the same line in Norse mythology, and who appear in Hervarar saga, the Poetic Edda (the Waking of Angantyr and the Battle of the Goths and Huns) and in Gesta Danorum. ... Samsø is an island in the North Sea bay of Kattegat 15 kilometers off the Jutland Peninsula. ... Hjalmar proposes to Ingeborg Hjalmar was a Swedish hero who figures in the Hervarar saga and in Orvar-Odds saga. ... Orvar-Odd (i. ... Hjalmar proposes to Ingeborg Hjalmar was a Swedish hero who figures in the Hervarar saga and in Orvar-Odds saga. ... Ingeborg is a Scandinavian name carried by many prominent women in Scandinavian history and mythology, including: The daughter of the Norwegian king Beli, in Friðþjófs saga ins frÅ“kna. ... Gamla Uppsala is an area rich in archaeological remains seen from the grave field whose larger mounds (left part) are close to the royal mounds. ...


Angantyr's daughter, Hervor (by his wife Tofa) is brought up as a bond-maid, in ignorance of her parentage. When at last she learns it, she arms herself as an shieldmaiden, and goes to Munarvoe in Samsø, in quest of the dwarf-cursed weapon. She finds it and marries Hofund. They have two sons, Heidrek and Angantyr. Hervor secretely gave her son the sword Tyrfing. While Angantyr and Heidrek walked, Heidrek wanted to have a look at the sword. Since he had unsheathed it, the curse the Dwarves had put on the sword made Heidrek kill his brother Angantyr. Hervor dying, a painting by Peter Nicolai Arbo Hervor was a shieldmaiden in the cycle of the magic sword Tyrfing, presented in Hervarar saga and of which parts are found in the Poetic Edda. ... A skjaldmö (Shieldmaiden) was a virgin who had chosen to fight as a warrior, in Scandinavian mythology. ... Samsø is an island in the North Sea bay of Kattegat 15 kilometers off the Jutland Peninsula. ...


Heidrek became king of the Goths. During a voyage, Heidrek camped at the Carpathians (Harvaða fjöllum, cf. Grimm's law). He was accompanied by eight mounted thralls, and when Heidrek slept at night, the thralls broke into his tent and took Tyrfing and slew Heidrek. This was the last one of Tyrfing's three evil deeds. Heidrek's son Angantyr caught the thralls, killed them and reclaimed the magic sword, and the curse had ceased. Hjorvard and Hjalmar propose to Ingeborg Angantyr was the name of three characters from the same line in Norse mythology, and who appear in Hervarar saga, the Poetic Edda (the Waking of Angantyr and the Battle of the Goths and Huns) and in Gesta Danorum. ...


Angantyr was the next king of the Goths, but his illegitimate half-Hun brother Hlod (or Hlöd, Hlöðr) wanted half of the kingdom. Angantýr refused, and Gizur called Hlod a bastard and his mother a slave-girl. Hlod and 343,200 mounted Huns invade the Goths (See The Battle of the Goths and Huns). The Huns greatly outnumber the Goths. The Goths win because Angantyr uses Tyrfing. He kills his brother Hlod. The bodies of the numerous warriors choke the rivers, causing a flood which filled the valleys with dead men and horses. Hjorvard and Hjalmar propose to Ingeborg Angantyr was the name of three characters from the same line in Norse mythology, and who appear in Hervarar saga, the Poetic Edda (the Waking of Angantyr and the Battle of the Goths and Huns) and in Gesta Danorum. ... Hlod or Hlöd was the illegitimate son of Heidrek, the king of the Goths. ... Gizur challenges the Huns Hlöðskviða or The Battle of the Goths and Huns is sometimes counted among the Eddic poems. ...


References in popular culture

  • In the roleplaying game Shadow Hearts it is the final weapon of the vampire character Keith Valentine. It is called Demon Sword Tyrfing.
  • In the roleplaying game Ragnarok Online, Tirfing is a very powerful dark-element sword, which drains the user's HP as it is equipped. In order to obtain this sword, a player must complete a quest in Umbala, a city placed atop Niflheim.
  • In the Ragnarok manhwa, Iris enchants Chaos' sword, which is then called Tirfing and used to slay the faced worms.
  • In the tactical RPG Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, the protagonist Sigurd of the first half of the game is given the holy sword Tyrfing by his father, Lord Vylon.
  • In Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the PlayStation, Tyrfing is a sword found in the Castle Keep. It has -30 attack power (typically not even touching enemies), but can inflict a negative status.
  • In the strategy game Myth: The Fallen Lords one of the berseker is named Tyrfing.
  • It one of the strongest Zweihander weapons in Valkyrie Profile for the PlayStation. A character named Arngrim is one of the 3 characters in the game who can use two-handed Swords.

Shadow Hearts is a series of role playing games for the PlayStation 2. ... Sigurd ) also known as Siglud according to the book Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu: TREASURE and Fire Emblem: Trading Card Game, is a fictional swordsman from the Fire Emblem series, more specifically the game Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. ... Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (SOTN) is a Japanese action-adventure game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo and published by Konami for the Sony PlayStation video game console. ... For other versions of PlayStation, please see PlayStation (disambiguation) The PlayStation ((Japanese: プレイステーション) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... An in-game screenshot of Myth: The Fallen Lords taken from the Myth II engine. ... The Zweihänder (German for two hander) is a massive two-handed sword, designed to capitalize on brute force and shock effect, at the expense of some finesse. ... Valkyrie Profile is a RPG developed by tri-Ace and published by Enix (now Square Enix). ... For other versions of PlayStation, please see PlayStation (disambiguation) The PlayStation ((Japanese: プレイステーション) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... Arngrim was a berserker, who figures in Hervarar saga, Gesta Danorum, Lay of Hyndla, a number of Faroese ballads and Orvar-Odds saga in Norse mythology. ...

See also


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Tyrfing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (704 words)
Tyrfing or Tirfing was a magic sword which figures in a poem from the Elder Edda called The Waking of Angantýr, and in Hervarar saga.
In the tactical RPG Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, the protagonist Sigurd of the first half of the game is given the holy sword Tyrfing by his father, Lord Vylon.
In Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the PlayStation, Tyrfing is a sword found in the Castle Keep.
BIGpedia - Tyrfing - Encyclopedia and Dictionary Online (235 words)
Tyrfing was a sword that appears in the poem from the Elder Edda called The Waking of Angantýr, and in Hervarar saga.
Sigrlami, a king descended from Odin, forced the Dwarves to forge the sword Tyrfing (ripper).
Angantyr, the eldest, and his brothers, are eventually all slain at Samsø, by the Swedish champion Hjalmar, and his sworn brother Orvar-Odd; but Hjalmar, being wounded by Tyrfing, has only time to sing his death-song before he dies, and asks Orvar-Odd to bring his body to Ingeborg at Uppsala.
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