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 Hrosshárs-Grani ‘Hrosshárs-Grani (“Horse-hair Grani”)’: Lit. ‘Horse-hair’s Grani’. Grani ‘bewhiskered one’ (AEW: grani) was the name of the legendary hero Sigurðr’s horse. Later in the saga, the figure of Hrosshárs-Grani is revealed to be a manifestation of the god Óðinn (cf. Þul Óðins 4/7III and Note there). Óðinn is associated with horses in several contexts in Old Norse myth, and this may point to his connection with a horse cult (cf. Falk 1924; Simek 1993, 161, 293-4).
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