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Betra er óbeðið
en sé ofblótið,
ey sér til gildis gjöf;
betra er ósent
en sé ofsóið.
Svá Þundr um reist
fyr þjóða rök;
þar hann upp um reis
er hann aftr of kom. (eddic or germanic)
Better not to pray than to sacrifice too much:
one gift always calls for another;
better not dispatched than too many slaughtered.
So Thund carved before the close of nations’ history,*
where he rose up, when he came back.)
editions: Skj Not in Skj;