Alf and Alfhild

Alf and Alfhild

King Alf, the son of Sigar, was the suitor of Alfhild in Norse mythology. [ [ "Gesta Danorum", book 7.] ]

Alfhild was guarded by two dragons, which decapitated unwary suitors and impaled their heads on poles. Alf defeated the dragons, but Alfhild, advised by her mother, fled from Alf dressed as a man, and became a warrior.

Alf and his servant, Borgar, searched for and eventually found her in the company of a troop of female warriors. Alf defeated her in combat, knocking off her helmet, after which she became his wife. []


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