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Note to stanza
[5, 7, 8] djúphugaðr hirðitýr herfangs ‘the deep-minded retaining god of plunder [= Loki]’: An unusual kenning, dependent, as a number of Haustl’s are, on the mythic narrative context. Loki is, probably ironically, described as ‘deep-minded’ because he tries to attack Þjazi with a pole (a plan that backfires), and he can be described as a hirðitýr ‘retaining god’ because he tries to keep the ox, which is stolen property or herfang ‘plunder, booty’, for himself and his divine companions.
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