Andvari

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Andvari (Norse mythology) a dwarf who possessed a treasure that was stolen by Loki
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Usage

In literature:

Now there was at that time a dwarf called Andvari, who lived in a pool beneath a waterfall, and there he had hidden a great hoard of gold.
"The Red Fairy Book" by Various
The Hoard of Andvari is no longer mine.
"The Story of Siegfried" by James Baldwin
Andvari I am named, Oin was my father named; many a cataract have I passed.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
The cunning god caught Andvari, the dwarf, and compelled him to surrender all the gold he had accumulated.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
Wilt thou, Odin, win leave for me to fetch Andvari's hoard?
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Andvari's curse of the gold soon began to operate.
"Myths of the Norsemen" by H. A. Guerber
This he did for days, but nowhere could he discover either the dwarf Andvari or his hoard.
"Told by the Northmen:" by E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
And Gunnar and Hoegni took the treasure of Fafnir and the Ring of Andvari and ruled all the land.
"The Nibelungenlied" by Unknown
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