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List of Germanic heroes

This is a list of Germanic heroes.
Name Attested spouses, sexual partners and loves Attested children Attestations
Egil (Old Norse)
Ægil (Old English)
Aigil (Alamannic)
Ölrún
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Ailrun
Völundarkviða, Thiðreks saga
Franks Casket
Pforzen buckle
Angantyr (Old Norse)
Incgentheow (Old English)
Hervör (1st generation) Hervarar saga, Gesta Danorum, Faroese ballads (3 generations with the same name)
Widsith (3rd generation)
Arngrim (Old Norse) Eyfura 12 sons, including Angantyr Hervarar saga, Gesta Danorum, Hyndluljóð, Faroese ballads, Örvar-Odds saga
Beowulf (old English)
(possibly) Böðvarr Bjarki (Old Norse)
(possibly) Biarco (Latin)
Beowulf
Hrólfs saga kraka, Latin epitome of Skjöldunga saga
Gesta Danorum
Björn Járnsíða (Old Norse)
Berno, Bier Costæ ferreæ (Latin)
Refil, Erik Björnsson Ragnarssona þáttr, Hervarar saga
Annales Bertiniani, Chronicon Fontanellense, Gesta Normannorum Ducum
Breca the Bronding (Old English) Beowulf, Widsith
Finn Folcwalding (Old English) Hildeburh Finnsburg Fragment, Beowulf, Widsith
Guðmundr (Old Norse)
Guthmundus (Latin)
Heiðrekr or Höfund Bósa saga ok Herrauðs, Helga þáttr Þórissonar, Hervarar saga, Norna-Gests þáttr, Þorsteins þáttr bæjarmagns, Samsons saga fagra, Helgakviða Hundingsbana I
Gesta Danorum
Hagbarðr (Old Norse) Signy Prose Edda, Ynglinga saga, Völsunga saga
Gesta Danorum
Haki (Old Norse)
Haco (Latin)
Ynglinga saga, Nafnaþulur, Völsunga saga
Gesta Danorum
Háma (Old English)
Heimir (Old Norse)
Heime (Middle High German)
Beowulf, Widsith
Þiðrekssaga, Grípisspá, Helreið Brynhildar, Völsunga saga
Heldenbücher
Heiðrekr (Old Norse)
Heathoric (Old English)
Helga, Sifka, Hergerd Angantyr, Hlöð Hervarar saga
Widsith
Helgi Haddingjaskati (Old Norse) Kára Helgakviða Hundingsbana II, Hrómundar saga Gripssonar, Kálfsvísa
Helgi Hjörvarðsson (Old Norse) Sváfa Helgakviða Hjörvarðssonar, Prose Edda
Helgi Hundingsbani (Old Norse) Sigrún Völsunga saga, Helgakviða Hundingsbana I, Helgakviða Hundingsbana II, Poetic Edda
Hervör (Old Norse) Höfund
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Hervarar saga, Hlöðskviða (2 generations, grandmother and granddaughter)
Hjalmar(Old Norse)
Hialmerus (Latin)
Ingeborg Hervarar saga, Örvar-Odds saga, Hyndluljóð, Faroese ballads
Gesta Danorum
Hlöðr (Old Norse)
Hlith (Old English)
Hervarar saga
Widsith
Höðbroddr, Hoddbroddr (Old Norse)
Hothbrodus (Latin)
Völsunga saga, Helgakviða Hundingsbana I, Helgakviða Hundingsbana II, Hversu Noregr byggdist
Chronicon Lethrense, Gesta Danorum
Hrólfr Kraki (Old Norse)
Hroðulf (Old English)
Rolf, Rolfo, Roluo (Latin)
Hrólfs saga kraka, Ynglinga saga, Skáldskaparmál, Gautreks saga
Beowulf, Widsith
Skjöldunga saga paraphrase, Chronicon Lethrense, Gesta Danorum
Ingeld (Old English)
Ingjald (Old Norse)
Ingild, Ingjaldus (Latin)
Freawaru
Sigrith
Beowulf, Widsith
Bjarkarímur
Skjöldunga saga paraphrase, Gesta Danorum, Chronicon Lethrense
Jónakr's sons: Hamðir, Sörli and Erpr (Old Norse)
Ammius, Hemidus; Sarus, Serila; Adaccar (Latin)
Hamðismál, Guðrúnarhvöt, Völsunga saga, Ragnarsdrápa
Gesta Danorum, Jordanes' Getica, Annals of Quedlinburg
Örvar-Oddr (Old Norse)
Arvaroddus (Latin)
Silkisif Örvar-Odds saga, Hervarar saga
Gesta Danorum
Offa of Angel (Old English)
Uffo (Latin)
Modþryð Angeltheow Widsith, Beowulf
Gesta Danorum, Historia brevis regum Dacie
Palnatoki (Old Norse)
Toko (Latin)
Jómsvíkinga saga
Gesta Danorum
Ragnarr Loðbrók (Old Norse)
Regnerus, Reginheri (Latin)
Aslaug, Thora
Lathgertha
Halfdan, (Ivar the Boneless (Inwær, Igwar)), Hvitserk, Ubba (Hubba), Björn Járnsíða Ragnarssona þáttr, Ragnars saga Loðbrókar, Völsunga saga, Ragnarsdrápa, Krákumál, Háttalykill inn forni
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Gesta Danorum
Rerir (Old Norse) Völsung Völsunga saga
Sigmundr (Old Norse)
Sigemund (Old English)
Sigemunt (Middle High German)
Hjördís Sinfjötli, Hámundr, Helgi Hundingsbani, Sigurðr Völsunga saga, Eddic poems
Beowulf
Nibelungenlied
Sigurðr, Sigruþr (Old Norse)
Sivard Snarensven(d) (medieval Scandinavian)
Sjúrður (Faroese)
Sîfrit (Middle High German)
Brynhildr, Guðrún/Kriemhilt Aslaug, Svanhildr, Sigmundr Swedish runestones, Völsunga saga, Þiðrekssaga, Norna-Gests þáttr
medieval Scandinavian ballads
Faroese ballads
Nibelungenlied
Sigrlami/Svafrlami (Old Norse) Hervarar saga
Sinfjötli (Old Norse)
Fitela (Old English)
Völsunga saga
Beowulf
Starkaðr (Old Norse) (2 generations)
Starkodder (medieval Scandinavian)
Starcaterus (Latin)
unnamed "old warrior" (Old English)
Ogn, Álfhildr Hervarar saga, Hauksbók, Gautreks saga, Ynglinga saga, Sögubrot, Norna-Gests þáttr
Annales Ryenses
Gesta Danorum
Beowulf
Styrbjörn the Strong (Old Norse)
Sturbiornus (Latin)
Tyra Haraldsdotter Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa, Eyrbyggja saga, Knýtlinga saga, Hervarar saga, Heimskringla, Yngvars saga víðförla, Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar
Gesta Danorum
Svipdagr (Old Norse)
Swæbdæg (Old English)
Svibdagerus (Latin)
Menglöð Svipdagsmál (Grógaldr and Fjölsvinnsmál), Prose Edda, Heimskringla
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Gesta Danorum
Völsung (Old Norse)
Wælsing (Old English)
Sigmund, Signy, 9 other sons Völsunga saga
Beowulf
Weohstan (Old English)
Vésteinn (Old Norse)
Wiglaf Beowulf
Kálfsvísa
Wudga (Old English)
Witege (Middle High German)
Vidigoia (Gotho-Latin)
Vidrík (Old Norse), Vidrik Verlandsson
Widsith, Waldere
Legends about Theodoric the Great
Getica
Þiðrekssaga, medieval Scandinavian ballads, Faroese ballads
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