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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ÞjóðA Sex 29II/3 — Gauts ‘of Gautr’

Blóðorra lætr barri
bragningr ara fagna;
Gauts berr sigð á sveita
svans ǫrð konungr Hǫrða.

Bragningr lætr blóðorra fagna barri ara; konungr Hǫrða berr sigð Gauts á ǫrð svans sveita.

The sovereign lets the blood-grouse [RAVEN] rejoice in the eagle’s barley [CORPSES]; the king of the Hǫrðar [NORWEGIAN KING = Haraldr] wields the sickle of Gautr <= Óðinn> [SWORD] on the corn of the swan of blood [RAVEN > CORPSES].


[3] Gauts: Gautr papp10ˣ, 2368ˣ, 743ˣ




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