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In Norse mythology, Bragi is the skaldic deity of poetry. The masculine term Bragr, which in Old Norse can be interpreted as Poetry or as The First, Noblest, is likely the source of the theonym Bragi. It is unclear if the theonym linguistically corresponds to the first or second meaning. Old Norse and Old Swedish records frequently use the private name Bragi, which might possibly allude to the auxiliary aspect of the name of the God. The Old Norse Bragarfull, a cup drank on solemn occasions when oaths are taken, has also been linked to the phrase. The second meaning of Bragr is typically assumed to be the semantic antecedent of the word. It is made quite obvious in Skáldskaparmál that Bragi is son of Odin. Some specific lists of sons of Odin also include this information as well. Many stanzas credited to Bragi Boddason the Old, a Norwegian royal poet who served numerous Swedish kings, including Ragnar Lodbrok, Östen Beli and Björn at Hauge who ruled in the first half of the 9th century, are quoted by Snorri Sturluson in the Prose Edda. This Bragi was regarded as the first skaldic poet and is unquestionably the first known skaldic poet whose verse has survived in remembrance. Only in the Skjáldskaparmál is Bragi son of Hálfdan the Old attested. King Hálfdan the Old fathered this Bragi on Alvig the Wise, a daughter of King Eymund of Hólmgard, making him the sixth of the second of two groups of nine sons. Bragi, the ancestors of the Bragnings, are race of Hálfdan the Generous. [Information and Image Credit :: Bragi, Wikipedia] [Image: The subject of this 19th-century picture by Nils Blommér is Bragi, who is joined by his wife Iðunn and is holding a harp.] [The Work (Image) is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The author died in 1853, so this work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the life of author plus 100 years or fewer (Please Relate to Wikipedia Source Image URL for More Usage Properties)] [Source-Image-URL ::   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Idunn_and_Bragi_by_Blommer.jpg ]  #Mythology







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