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Nordic Epithets - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
December 3rd, 2003
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Nordic Epithets
Reading Njal's Saga, one becomes used to Nordic names with epithets, such as Gudmund the Powerful. But some are real winners: Ulf the Unwashed was funny enough, but I gotta hand it to Jorunn the Unborn!

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Current Music: Oum Kolthoum -- El Hob Keda

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From:shunra
Date:December 3rd, 2003 07:14 am (UTC)
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Neatest trick of the millenia, that is!

How did he manage it? And what did his mom think?
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From:ygurvitz
Date:December 3rd, 2003 09:12 am (UTC)

Anglo-Saxon kings had it, too

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A famous one is Aethelerd the Unready. You can imagine how he ended his reign.
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From:shunra
Date:December 3rd, 2003 11:04 am (UTC)
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pulling up his armor, hastily, and grabbing a cordless phone instead of a sword?



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