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His head also was of stone; his shield too was stone, wide and thick, and he had
the shield before him when he stood at Grjotunagard and waited for Thor.
Moreover he had a hone for a weapon, and brandished it over his shoulders, and
[It says there: On the high and painted surface Of the hollow shield, still further
One may see how the Giant's Terror Sought the home of Grjotun; The angry son
of Jord drove To the play of steel; below him Thundered the moon-way; rage ...
Swiftly the shining shield-rim Shot 'neath the Cliff-Ward's shoe-soles; That was
the wise gods' mandate, The War- Valkyrs willed it. The champion of the Waste-
Land Not long thereafter waited For the speedy blow delivered By the Friend of
Until the wise ale-goddess, With wondrous lays, enchanted The vaunted woe,
rust-ruddy, From the Wain-God's sloping temples; Painted on its circuit I see them
clearly pictured: The fair-bossed shield, with stories Figured, I had from Thorleifr.
Till Thjalfi came uplifted On his lord Thor's wide shield-strap: That was a mighty
thew-test For the Prop of Heaven; the maidens Of the harmful giant stiffly Held the
stream stubborn against them; The Giantess-Destroyer With Gridr's staff fared ...
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