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Elder Edda - All-wise's Sayings (Alvissmal) Summary & Analysis

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All-wise's Sayings (Alvissmal) Summary

One speaker begins the poem by calling for benches to be prepared for the arrival of his bride. A second speaker desires to know what sort of man is talking and why he looks so pale. The second speaker calls the first an ogre and unfit for a bride. The first speaker gives his name as All-wise that lives under the earth and asks the second to uphold his oaths. The still unnamed second speaker says he will break his oath since he is the bride's father and was not at home when the arrangements were made. All-wise demands to know which warrior he is speaking too. Ving-Thor is the second speaker and he will not consent to this marriage. All-wise then asks for Thor's permission to marry the girl because he does not want to be without her. Thor agrees to grant...

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