A blog to present, explain, and highlight a literary journey into Old Norse-Icelandic poetry and saga-writing.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Þúsundir runhendt (in honor of 10,000 hits)
In Old Norse, a number such as 10,000 was very much an imaginary number. No one had to count that high. Thus, Þúsundir "thousands" indicates an enormous number. Today, this blog had its ten thousandth hit. In honor of that, I bring my loyal readers a little runhendt:
Tólgs tré glóa
Tallow trees glow
Þunds rain flows
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