Pops up in several places as a heroic figure, and even gets a mention in the original Hamlet story as the Prince of Denmark’s father.
One legend tells how he was journeying across the icy wastes with THOR. The ground was so cold that his big toes froze solid and he couldn’t walk. THOR was forced to amputate them and carry AURVANDIL around in a basket thereafter. (See GROA.) Meanwhile, the frozen toes were flung into the sky where they became the stars Alcor (The Plow/Big Dipper) and Rigel (Orion).
We have it on good authority that AURVANDIL was inspired by the ancient EARENDEL, who was also the inspiration for Tolkien’s Earendil. Somehow Tolkien’s legend seems a bit more classy than the broken toes version.