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Attila is also called Atli. This is an illustration of Atli from the Poetic Edda.
Atli (Attila the Hun) in an illustration to the Poetic Edda.

Atli (Attila the Hun) in an illustration to the Poetic Edda.

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In Michael Babcock's The Night Attila Died, he says Attila's appearance in The Poetic Edda is as a villain named Atli, bloodthirsty, greedy, and a fratricide. There are two poems from Greenland in the Edda that tell the story of Attila, called the Atlakvida and the Atlamal; respectively, the lay and the ballad of Atli (Attila). In these stories, Attila's wife Gudrun kills their children, cooks them up, and serves them to her husband in revenge for his killing her brothers, Gunnar and Hogni. Then Gudrun fatally stabs Attila.
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