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Hræsvelgr

Hraesvelgr

Hræsvelgr ("Corpse Swallower") is a mythical giant who takes the form of an eagle in Norse mythology. According to stanza 37 of the poem Vafþrúðnismál from the Poetic Edda, he sits at the end of the world (or the northern edge of the heavens) and causes the wind to blow whenever he beats his wings in flight. This is repeated by Snorri in the Gylfaginning section of his Prose Edda.

Hræsvelgr's name is sometimes anglicized as Hraesvelgr, Hresvelgr, Hraesveglur, or Hraesvelg. The common Danish form is Ræsvelg and the common Swedish form is Räsvelg.

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