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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 ...
Oku is not to be derived from aka (to drive), but is rather of Finnish origin, Ukko
being the Thunder-god of the Chudic tribes." Jonsson, however, allows Snorri's
etymology to stand. 1 Broad-gleaming. 1 Folk-plain, Host-plain. * Seat-roomy.
He rules the course of the wind, and stills sea and fire; on him shall men call for
voyages and for hunting. He is so prosperous and abounding in wealth, that he
may give them. 1 Broad-gleaming. 1 Folk-plain, Host-plain. * Seat-roomy. 1 Eragr
... to possess understanding of the gods, and know which one men should call on
for what boon soever. Or are the gods yet more?" Harr said. 1 Folk-plain, Host-
plain. * Seat-roomy. 1 Eragr, as a noun, means "poetry ;" as an 38 PROSE EDDA.
I should think that a very great host must be there." Then Harry answered: "That
which thou sayest is true : a very mighty multitude is there, but many more shall
be, notwithstanding which it will seem all too small, in the time when the Wolf
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