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Gangleri began his questioning thus: "Who is foremost, or oldest, of all the gods ?
" Harry answered : " He is called in our speech Allfather, but in the Elder Asgard
he had twelve names: one is Allfather; the second is Lord, or Lord of Hosts ; the ...
There is one abode called Hlidskjalf, and when Allfather sat in the high- seat
there, he looked out over the whole world and saw every man's acts, and knew
all things which he saw. His wife was called Frigg daughter of Fjorgvinn ; and of
Then said Gangleri: "What did Allfather then do when Asgard was made?" Harry
answered: "In the beginning he established rulers, and bade them ordain fates
with him, and give counsel concerning the planning of the town; that was in the ...
... which turns toward the Rime-Giants is Mimir's Well, wherein wisdom and
understanding are stored; and he is called Mimir, who keeps the well. He is full of
ancient lore, since he drinks of the well from the Gjallar-Horn. Thither came
Another great abode is there, which is named Valaskjalf;5 Odin possesses that
dwelling; the gods made it and thatched it with sheer silver, and in this hall is the
Hlidskjalf,6 the high-seat so called. Whenever Allfather sits in that seat, he
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