Skiold, in Norse mythology, was a son of Odin, who obtained for his consort the beautiful Gefion after she, aided by the giants' sons in the form of oxen. had ploughed Zealand off from Sweden. Skiold was ancestor of the Danish kings, traces of whose graves and monuments yet occur near Leira. Leira was the early Hleidra, or Lethra, the principal place of sacrifice among the heathen Danes.

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