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Origin of the name HJORDIS.
Etymology of the name HJORDIS.
Meaning of the baby name HJORDIS.

  

HJÖRDIS.  Swedish form of Old Norse Hiørdis (q.v.), meaning "sword spirit," from hjöru "sword" and dis "spirit."

HJØRDIS.  Danish and Norwegian.  From Old Norse Hiørdis (q.v.), meaning "sword spirit."

... Sigmund was no more constant in his loves than other heroes of whom we read in classical literature.  He fell in love with Hjordis, who was beloved by the son of King Hunding.  Between the two heroes there ensued a fight, during which the one-eyed man in a blue cloak, and a bill in his hand, appeared, whereupon Sigmund was slain.  The dying Sigmund comforted his wife Hjordis, and entrusted to her charge his sword Gram, wishing her to preserve it for their unborn boy.  "And now," said he, "I grow weary with my wounds, and I will go to see our kin that have gone before me."  So Hjordis sat over him till he died at the day dawning. (Manual of Mythology: Greek and Roman, Norse and Old German, Hindoo and Egyptian Mythology, Murray, 1897).

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