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Ek var austr
ok jötna barðag
er til bjargs gengu;
mikil myndi ætt jötna
ef allir lifði,
vætr myndi manna
hvaðvanntu þá meðan, Hárbarðr? (eddic or germanic)
(‘I was in the east, and I fought against giants,
malicious women, who roamed in the mountains;
great would be the giant race if they all survived:
there’d be no humans within Midgard.
What were you doing meanwhile, Harbard?’
editions: Skj Not in Skj;