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Sturl Hákkv 20II/7 — vegg ‘the wall’

Reið blóðlaukr
á berum knerri
örvar áss
járni slunginn,
en gandreið
grænna skjalda
Svölnis vegg
sleit á lopti.

Blóðlaukr, slunginn járni, reið á berum knerri áss örvar, en gandreið grænna skjalda sleit vegg Svölnis á lopti.

The blood-mast [SWORD], encircled by iron, swung onto the bare ship of the god of the arrow [= Ullr > SHIELD], and the riding troll-women of green shields [AXES] tore the wall of Svǫlnir <= Óðinn> [SHIELD] in the air.


[7] vegg: egg F




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