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Varð af þeim meiði,
er mær sýndiz,
Höðr nam skjóta.
Baldrs bróðir var
of borinn snemma,
sá nam, Óðins sonr,
einnættr vega. (eddic or germanic)
(From that stem which seemed so slender
there came a dangerous grief-dart: Hod started to shoot;
Baldr’s brother was born quickly;*
Odin’s son started killing at one night old.)
editions: Skj Not in Skj;