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Þul Óðins 4III l. 7

Hrosshársgrani — Hrosshársgrani


Hrosshársgrani (noun m.)



[7] Hrosshársgrani: Lit. ‘horse-hair moustache’. The name is known from Gautreks saga (Gautr 1900, 14, 28) where Starkaðr’s foster-father Grani (from grǫn f. ‘moustache’), or Hrosshársgrani, is the disguised Óðinn who incites Starkaðr to kill King Víkarr (see Note to StarkSt Vík 4/3VIII). Cf. also the Óðinn-name Síðgrani ‘long-whisker’ (Alv 6/3).



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