Atli



Attila, king of the Huns: represented in the Volsunga Saga as the brother of Brynhild and the second husband of Gudrun, whose brothers he killed in order to get the Nibelung treasure.
Historical Examples

No compensation was offered to Atli for his man, and he went on as if he knew nothing of it.
Grettir The Strong Unknown

It is my rede that thou weddest Atli, or else thou goest hence.
Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard

Gudrun is nominally reconciled with Atli, but in secret plans revenge for the death of her brothers.
The Nibelungenlied Unknown

“I will go at daybreak,” said Atli, letting his head fall upon the pillow.
Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard

Hate waxed in a Hniflung, a great deed he meditated; to Gudrun he declared that he was Atli’s deadly foe.
The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson

Atli and Eric were ever side by side, and Eric gave the Earl much good counsel.
Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard

King Theodric was with Atli, and had there lost the greater number of his men.
The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson

This he begged of them to tell Atli, for he desired speech with him.
Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard

The drinking-cups of Atli groaned with wine heavy, when in the hall together the Huns were counted.
The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson

For now she told the same story of Eric that she had told to Atli, and there were none to say her nay.
Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard

noun
(Norse myth) a king of the Huns who married Gudrun for her inheritance and was slain by her after he killed her brothers

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