trégoðum ‘wooden gods’: Cf. ǪrvOdd Ævdr 68/3 (Ǫrv 138), where the same cpd is used. The cpd is otherwise a hap. leg. but refers to carved wooden figures of pagan gods such as are mentioned in a number of early sources. The tone of this stanza is particularly reminiscent of the early C14th narrative of the fugitive Gunnarr helmingr ‘Half’ who hides with a priestess of Freyr in Sweden and pretends to be the god himself. In this narrative stress is laid on the fact that the idol in the temple is just a piece of wood (tréstokkr) which splits open to reveal the devil (sá fjándi) that has taken up residence inside; (see Ǫgm, ÍF 9, 111-15).