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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Prose: Skm 24.1

Skáldskaparmál — chs 1-6 101 — ed. not skaldic

Not published: do not cite (Prose: Skm 24.1)

Teaching TextsSkáldskaparmál — chs 1-6
24.124.2

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Nú skal enn segja dœmi af hverju þær kennigar eru er nú váru ritaðar, er áðr váru eigi dœmi til sǫgð, svá sem Bragi sagði Ægi at ‘Þórr var farinn í Austrvega at berja trǫll, en Óðinn reið Sleipni í Jǫtunheima ok kom til þess jǫtuns er Hrungnir hét. Þá spyrr Hrugnir hvat manna sá er með gullhjálminn er ríðr lopt ok lǫg ok segir at hann á furðu góðan hest. Óðinn sagði at þar vill hann veðja fyrir hǫfði sínu at engi hestr skal vera jafngóðr í Jǫtunheimum. Hrungnir sagði at sá er góðr hestr, en hafa lézk hann mundu myklu stórfetaðra hest; sá heitir Gullfaxi. Hrugnir varð reiðr ok hleypr upp á hest sinn ok hleypir eptir honum ok hyggr at launa honum ofrmæli. Óðinn hleypti svá mikit at hann var á ǫðru leiti fyrir, en Hrungnir var í svá miklum jǫtunmóð at hann fann eigi fyrr en hann sótti inn of Ásgrindr. Ok er hann kom at hallardurum, buðu Æsir honum til drykkju. Hann gekk í hǫllina ok bað fá sér drykkju.

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