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"Chieftain's cup" or Bragarfull
"Old English and Old Norse poets often used kennings, compound expressions, instead of nouns. For example, "storm of swords" refers to a battle. I give this Ariadne's string to help you to get Bragarfull or Chieftain's cup."
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This thing is absolutely essential if you want to live. You can make somebody's "sweat of sword" boil. If you are a nobleman, you can say that your "wound-weeping" is blue and cold. It is also possible to have a "sweat of ravens" brother. Tell me, please, what I am driving at?
Odin is described as having "drinkers of blood", serving as his eyes and ears. They say that Maleficent's Diablo from "Sleeping Beauty" was a "blood-falcon". If "the swans of the Tyr" fly from the Tower of London, then the UK will fall. What am I talking about?
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