He lived in an underground palace absolutely stuffed with fabulous treasure. Gold, jewels, magical objects, you name it. He was pretty much the wealthiest dwarf in the universe.
But he hadn’t reckoned with Loki, who seized it along with a great deal of treasure as pay-off for a murder he’d committed. Andvari just had time to curse the ring so it would bring death to all who owned it.
There’s more than a passing reference to Andvari in Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’, but Wagner completely cribbed him for ‘Ring of the Nibelungs’ where he was forced to sing lustily under the name of Alberich with lots of Rhine Maidens and large Teutonic Operatic Volk wearing funny costumes and helmets with wings on. See also Brunhild.
Andvari Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
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Article last revised on September 22, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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