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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Gamlkan Has 26VII l. 6

sættandi — reconciler


sættandi (noun m.): reconciler



[6-7] sættandi ýta ‘reconciler of men [= God (= Christ)]’: This is a particularly appropriate Christ-kenning, given that Gamli is here challenging his hearers to consider their responses to Christ’s attempt to make peace between themselves and God. Compare the similar assertion in st. 17, which seeks to manipulate the hearer’s response to Christ as peacemaker (see especially ll. 5-6).



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