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Thoughts on how Old English riddles may of come from Norse Skaldic poetry

I’ve always felt that there was a similarity between Old English riddles and Norse Skaldic poetry.  Here’s are some thoughts on it: RELIGIOUS SKALDIC POETRY OF SWEDEN/DENMARK It seems to me, that what we call “Skaldic poetry” appears to originate from a religious form … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Skaldic poetry and the Norse god Odin

Here are some thoughts I had about Skaldic poetry: THE SKALDS AND SKALDIC POETRY Skaldic poetry was a form of poetry used by the Old Norse or Viking poets, called Skalds, during and after the Viking era.  They were particularly prevalent … Continue reading

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Interesting quotes involving the Norse god Odin

FROM THE “GYLFAGINNING” “He [Gylfi] saw three thrones one above the other, and there were three men, one sitting in each.  Then he asked what the name of the ruler was.  The man who had brought him in replied that … Continue reading

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