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Moreover, poesy is called Ship or Ale of the Dwarves: ale is W, and lid is a word for ships; therefore it is held that it is for this reason that poesy is now called Ship of the Dwarves, even as this verse tells:

The wit of Gunnlod's Liquor
In swelling wind-like fullness,
And the everlasting Dwarves' Ship
I own, to send the same road.

IV. "What figures should be employed to periphrase the name of Thor? Thus: one should call him Son of Odin and of Jord, Father of Magni and Modi and Thrudr, Husband of Sif, Stepfather of Ullr, Wielder and Possessor of Mjollnir and of the Girdle of Strength, and of Bilskirnir; Defender of Asgard and of Midgard, Adversary and Slayer of Giants and Troll-Women, Smiter of Hrungnir, of Geirrodr and of Thrivaldi, Master of Thjalfi and Roskva, Foe of the Midgard Serpent. Foster-father of Vingnir and Hlora. So sang Bragi the Skald:

The line of Odin's Offspring
Lay not slack on the gunwale,
When the huge ocean-serpent
Uncoiled on the sea's bottom.

Thus sang Olvir Cut-Nose-and-Crop-Ears:

The encircler of all regions

And Jord's Son sought each other.

Thus sang Eilifr:

Wroth stood Roskva's Brother,
And Magni's Sire wrought bravely:
With terror Thor's staunch heart-stone
Trembled not, nor Thjalfi's.

And thus sang Eysteinn Valdason:

With glowing eyes Thnidr's Father
Glared at the sea-road's circler,
Ere the fishes' watery dwelling
Flowed in, the boat confounding.

Eysteinn sang further:

Swiftly Sif's Husband bouned him
To haste forth with the Giants
For his hardy fishing:
Well sing we Hrimnir's horn-stream.

Again he sang:

The earth-fish tugged so fiercely
That Ullr's Kinsman's clenched fists
Were pulled out past the gunwale;
The broad planks rent asunder.

Thus sang Bragi:

The strong fiend's Terrifier
In his right hand swung his hammer,
When he saw the loathly sea-fish
That all the lands confineth.

Thus sang Gamli:

While the Lord of high Bilskirnir,
Whose heart no falsehood fashioned,
Swiftly strove to shatter
The sea-fish with his hammer.

Thus sang Thorbjorn Lady's-Skald:

Bravely Thor fought for Asgard
And the followers of Odin.

Thus sang Bragi:

And the vast misshapen circler

Of the ship's sea-path, fierce-minded,

Stared from below in anger

At the Skull-Splitter of Hrungnir.

Again sang Bragi:

Well hast Thou, Hewer-in-Sunder
Of the nine heads of Thrivaldi,
Kept thy goats' . . .

Thus sang Eilifr:

The Merciless Destroyer
Of the people of the Giants
Grasped with ready fore-arms
At the heavy red-hot iron.

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Thus sang Olfr Uggason:

Faintly the stout-framed thickling
A fearful peril called it,
At the great draught wondrous heavy
Drawn up by the Lord of he-goats.

Thus Olfr sang further:

The very mighty Slayer

Of the Mountain-Man brought crashing

His fist on Hymir's temple:

That was a hurt full deadly.

Yet again sang Ulfr:

Vimur's ford's Wide-Grappler
'Gainst the waves smote featly
The glittering Serpent's head off.
With old tales the hall was gleaming.

Here he is called Giant of Vimur's Ford. There is a river
called Vimur, which Thor waded when he journeyed to
the garth of Geirrodr.
Thus sang Vetrlidi the skald:

Thou didst break the leg of Leikn,
Didst cause to stoop Starkadr,
Didst bruise Thrivaldi,
Didst stand on lifeless Gjalp.

Thus sang Thorbjorn Lady's-Skald:

Thou didst smite the head of Keila,
Smash Kjallandi altogether,

Ere thou slewest Lutr and Leidi,
Didst spill the blood of Buseyra;
Didst hold back Hengjankjapta,—
Hyrrokkin died before;
Yet sooner in like fashion
Svivor from life was taken.

V. "How should one periphrase Baldr? By calling him Son of Odin and Frigg, Husband of Nanna, Father of Forseti, Possessorof Hringhorni and Draupnir, Adversary of Hodr, Companion of Hel, God of Tears. Ulfr Uggason, following the story of Baldr, has composed a long passage in the Husdrapa; and examples are recorded earlier to the effect that Baldr is so termed.

VI. "How should one periphrase Njordr? By calling him
God of the Vanir, or Kinsman of the Vanir, or Wane,
Father of Freyr and Freyja, God of Wealth-Bestowal.
So says Thordr Sjareksson:

Gudrun's self by ill
Her sons did kill;
The wise God-bride
At the Wane's side
Grieved; men tell
Odin tamed steeds well;
'T was not the saying
Hamdir spared sword-playing.

Here it is recorded that Skadi departed from Njordr, as has already been written.

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