Otkell first lord of Hindarsfjall and progenitor of Clan Heymaey. Legend states that when he was sailing to Hindarsfjall, a terrible storm broke. Otkell called for his father’s help, but his father could not hear, for powerful thunder drowned out son's voice. In despair he began yelling for anyone who heard his cries to come to his aid. In reply, Freya descended and gave him a set of pipes.
When the hero blew on them, the waves calmed, the storm passed and he could safely reach the coast. When Hemdall learned of the help the goddess had given to his son, he ordered him to raise a temple to her on the isle. Ever since that day, Skelliger have worshipped her, and the women of Otkell’s line have often chosen to become her priestesses.