[SCA-AE] Answers Skaldic Poem Riddle
torvaldr at skaldic.com
Tue Sep 22 14:27:44 EDT 2009
Hi, sorry for the lateness of this post. The answer tot he Skaldic Poem riddle goes as such
Harken to Hangi wise
heroes, lest ye fail to
meet the measure of the
man who is remembered.
You should listen to Odin if you do not wish to be forgotten.
Bruni's mead is banked for
boldness shown in deeds,
and drawn in draughts in time
dawning for long after.
Poetry is for those whose deed deserve it and are told long after you are dead
Hangi and Bruni are alternate names for Odin so Bruni's mead is an alternate form of Odin's mead which is a keening for poetry, my reference to banking would be like banking coals so that they burn for a long time, and since we are also using mead in the descriptive, drawing draughts would be telling the poems. Mixing metaphors a bit I know, but I thought it worked okay.
So cuddoos to his grace Caradoc for posting the correct answer.
In answer to the other question I posed but had no responses. The oldest church still in use in Scandanavia is the Dalby Church in Lund, Skane. It was commisioned in 1060 and in full use by 1066. A date I believe we are all familiar with. :-)
Thanks for playing! A new poem riddle or Norse based trivia question will be comin soon. Maybe both.
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