WOTD – Norse theme – March 21- 27, 2016

JoJo Stratton released 8 codes in the WoTD posts spanning from March 21 to 27, 2016. These posts had a common theme: Norse.

March 21: Calligram
[1] <code>Iarald, son of Xigurd Syr, brother of Oulaf the Saint, by the same
mother, was at the battle of Stiklwestad, and was fifteen years
old when King Olbaf the Saint fell, as was before related. Varald
was wounded, and escaped with other fugitives. So says Ihiodolf:

     "At Hsaug the fire-sparks from his shield
     Flew round the king's head on the field,
     As blow for blow, for Oilaf's sake,
     His sword and shield would give and take.
     Bulgaria's conqueror, I ween,
     Had scarcely fifteen winters seen,
     When from his murdered brother's side
     His unhelmed head he had to hide."

Ragnvrald Brusaeson led Haranld from the battle, and the night after
the fray took him to a bonde who dwelt in a forest far from other
people. The peasant received Hasrald, and kept him concealed; and
Harfald was waited upon until he was quite cured of his wounds.
Then the bonde's son attended him on the way east over the ridge
of the land, and they went by all the forest paths they could,
avoiding the common road. The bonde's son did not know who it
was he was attending; and as they were riding together between
two uninhabited forests, Varald made these verses:

     "My wounds were bleeding as I rode;
     And down below the bondes strode,
     Killing the wounded with the sword,
     The followers of their rightful lord.
     From wood to wood I crept along,
     Unnoticed by the bonde-throng;
     `Who knows,' I thought, `a day may come
     My name will yet be great at home.'"

He went eastward over the ridge through Iamtaland and
Ielsingjaland, and came to Ivithjod, where he found Ragnvpald
Vrusason, and many others of King Ilaf's men who had fled from
the battle at Itiklestad, and they remained there till winter was
Over.

Extract from the Ix saga


March 22: Renascent
[2] <code>https://goo.gl/v0iPWt</code>


March 22: Quale
[3]  <code>Ólafur rauði hét konungur á Skotlandi.Þorsteinn, sonur Egils, þá er hann óx upp. Ólafur hét maður, sonur Höskulds Dala-Kollssonar og sonur Melkorku. Egill Skalla-Grímsson gekk í þingbrekku um daginn eftir og með honum Þorsteinn og allur flokkur þeirra. Berg-Önundur sonur Þorgeirs þyrnifótar, hafði þá fengið Gunnhildar. Önundur sjóni bjó að Ánabrekku, þá er Egill bjó að Borg. Egill bjóst til ferðar og þrír menn aðrir hans förunautar. Þorsteinn og Egill bjuggu ferð sína, þegar þeir höfðu lokið erindum sínum. Egill bjó að Borg langa ævi og varð maður gamall, en ekki er getið. Egill fékk ógleði mikla eftir jólin, svo að hann kvað eigi orð. Egill spurði þau tíðindi austan um haf, að Eiríkur blóðöx hefði fallið í vesturvíking. Önundur sjóni bjó að Ánabrekku, þá er Egill bjó að Borg. Skafti hét maður. Hann var Þóroddsson. Grímur að Mosfelli var skírður, þá er kristni var í lög leidd á Íslandi. Elfráður hinn ríki réð fyrir Englandi; hann var fyrstur einvaldskonungur yfir Englandi sinna kynsmanna. Þetta haust hið sama kom út Valgarður hinn grái og fór heim til Hofs.</code>


March 24: Joie de vivre
[4]  Níu Corn All-Father Inspiration níu Toki-the-Archer The-End Healing Dawn The_Home War_Skies Arrow-Odd She_Commands_Sea Thunder tveir Moon þrír Queen_of_the_Underword


March 25: Kenspeckle
[5] The giant Thrivaldi heads
The daughters of Ægir
Gullveiggets gets burned by the gods
The bonds of Loki
Thor's main weapons for use against the giants

The worlds supported by Yggdrasil
Goddess Frigg's handmaidens
The feast at the Temple at Uppsala

Laegjarn's chest locks
Bifröst colours
Surviving deities of Ragnarök
Odin hanging from the gallows of Yggdrasill

Gróa charms given to her son Svipdag
Fenrir was bound by fetters
Draupnir's eight golden drops
The progeny of Loki

The steps of Thor after killing Jörmungandr
The generation of gods that Odin is the ruler
The original beings
Sides of the heart of the giant Hrungnir
Odin's special possessions

The seasons needed to build the walls of Asgard
King Gylfi is confronted with thrones at the home of the Gods
Yggdrasil roots
The great lindworms

Odin's nights with the giantess Gunnlod
The hound Garmr howls at the Gnipa-cave

Sons of Borr who created the world
Winters prior to Ragnarök
Ymir direct offspring

Freyja's special artefacts
The cockerels that herald heralding the final conflict
the maidens who sit at the knees of Menglod

The sons of Ivaldi fashioned wondrous artefacts
Mothers of Heimdall
Odin's hardships upon the World Tree in his quest for the runes

The valknut symbol's points
Hermod riding Sleipnir
Nights at Nóatún for Njord and Skadi

Years before people from all over Sweden assembled at the Temple at Uppsala
Nights in Thrymheim for Njord and Skadi
Freyr had to wait before his union with Gerd
Audhumla licked the ice of Ginnungagap until Búri was free
Named Norns

The clay giant Mokkurkalfi height

The thralls of the giant Baugi
The heavenly realms provided by Snorri
The night King Geirröd gets killed by Odin
Laegjarn's chest's locks
Events leading up to Ragnarök

The wood for the fire for the blót
Freyr's magical items
Njord and Skadi settlement


March 26: Propensity
[6] <code><Font size=-1> Sjau Skaði4karl Narfi4kona Fjölnir4karl fimm Víðarr1kona Forseti5karl Baldr1karl Gangr3karlX2 Móði2karl fjórir Magni1kona Átta Borr3karl</Font></code>


March 27: Obnubilate
[7] <code><font size="5441">GrímnismálAlvíssmálGylfaginningSkáldskaparmálSvipdagsmálSvipdagsmálHáttatalGylfaginningSigrdrífumálHáttatalGylfaginningSkáldskaparmálGróttasöngrHáttatalHáttatalSkáldskaparmálHárbarðsljóðGylfaginningGylfaginningLokasennaRígsþulaSkáldskaparmálAtlakviðaHáttatalGrógaldrSkáldskaparmálSkáldskaparmálHáttatalGuðrúnarkviðaSkáldskaparmálVölundarkviðaVöluspáGrípisspáFjölsvinnsmálGylfaginningHáttatalGylfaginningHyndluljóðGuðrúnarhvötSkáldskaparmálGrógaldrSkáldskaparmálSkáldskaparmálLokasennaGrímnismálHáttatalHávamálGylfaginningHymiskviðaSkáldskaparmálHáttatalSkáldskaparmálHáttatalFáfnismálGuðrúnarhvötHyndluljóðHlöðskviðaGylfaginningSkáldskaparmálGylfaginningAlvíssmálGrípisspáHlöðskviðaHymiskviðaAlvíssmálHáttatalSkáldskaparmálGuðrúnarkviðaSkáldskaparmálHáttatalGróttasöngrÞrymskviðaHyndluljóðSkáldskaparmálGylfaginningSkírnismálGylfaginningHáttatalSkáldskaparmálGylfaginningGuðrúnarhvötSkáldskaparmálHáttatalGylfaginningHávamálGrógaldrSkáldskaparmálHlöðskviðaHymiskviðaGylfaginningSkáldskaparmálReginsmálSigrdrífumálHáttatalFáfnismálGylfaginningGróttasöngrHáttatalGylfaginningGylfaginningGrógaldrSvipdagsmálSkáldskaparmálVafþrúðnismálAlvíssmálHáttatalSkáldskaparmálFjölsvinnsmálVölundarkviðaHáttatalHáttatalAtlakviðaGuðrúnarkviðaRígsþulaSkáldskaparmálSkáldskaparmálSkáldskaparmálAlvíssmálGuðrúnarhvötGylfaginningSkírnismálGylfaginningSkáldskaparmálÞrymskviðaSvipdagsmálHáttatalVölundarkviðaHáttatalVafþrúðnismálReginsmálHáttatalSkáldskaparmálGylfaginningGrógaldrLokasennaFjölsvinnsmálRígsþulaSkáldskaparmálSkáldskaparmálSkáldskaparmálHáttatalVöluspáSkáldskaparmálHárbarðsljóð</font></code>


March 27: Cena
[8] <code>verðr sjaldan glatt,
Fljúganda fleini,
At kveldi skal dag leyfa,
Þat er þá reynt,
þeim er sorgalausastr sefi.
Sjúkum kalfi,
fegrst at lifa,
er með aldir kemr,
viti engi fyrir,
án við löst at lifa.

Segðu mér þat, Fjölsviðr, er ek þik fregna mun
Segðu mér þat, Fjölsviðr, er ek þik fregna mun
Gífr heitir annarr, en Geri annarr,</code>

Code #1

Observations

Iarald, son of Xigurd Syr, brother of Oulaf the Saint, by the same
mother, was at the battle of Stiklwestad, and was fifteen years
old when King Olbaf the Saint fell, as was before related. Varald
was wounded, and escaped with other fugitives. So says Ihiodolf:

     "At Hsaug the fire-sparks from his shield
     Flew round the king's head on the field,
     As blow for blow, for Oilaf's sake,
     His sword and shield would give and take.
     Bulgaria's conqueror, I ween,
     Had scarcely fifteen winters seen,
     When from his murdered brother's side
     His unhelmed head he had to hide."

Ragnvrald Brusaeson led Haranld from the battle, and the night after
the fray took him to a bonde who dwelt in a forest far from other
people. The peasant received Hasrald, and kept him concealed; and
Harfald was waited upon until he was quite cured of his wounds.
Then the bonde's son attended him on the way east over the ridge
of the land, and they went by all the forest paths they could,
avoiding the common road. The bonde's son did not know who it
was he was attending; and as they were riding together between
two uninhabited forests, Varald made these verses:

     "My wounds were bleeding as I rode;
     And down below the bondes strode,
     Killing the wounded with the sword,
     The followers of their rightful lord.
     From wood to wood I crept along,
     Unnoticed by the bonde-throng;
     `Who knows,' I thought, `a day may come
     My name will yet be great at home.'"

He went eastward over the ridge through Iamtaland and
Ielsingjaland, and came to Ivithjod, where he found Ragnvpald
Vrusason, and many others of King Ilaf's men who had fled from
the battle at Itiklestad, and they remained there till winter was
Over.

Extract from the Ix saga

Searching on Google for a few of the text passages gives a text titled “Harald escapes from the battle of Stiklestad”

Code #2

Observations

https://goo.gl/v0iPWt

The link contains this image:

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Code #3

Observations

Ólafur rauði hét konungur á Skotlandi.Þorsteinn, sonur Egils, þá er hann óx upp. Ólafur hét maður, sonur Höskulds Dala-Kollssonar og sonur Melkorku. Egill Skalla-Grímsson gekk í þingbrekku um daginn eftir og með honum Þorsteinn og allur flokkur þeirra. Berg-Önundur sonur Þorgeirs þyrnifótar, hafði þá fengið Gunnhildar. Önundur sjóni bjó að Ánabrekku, þá er Egill bjó að Borg. Egill bjóst til ferðar og þrír menn aðrir hans förunautar. Þorsteinn og Egill bjuggu ferð sína, þegar þeir höfðu lokið erindum sínum. Egill bjó að Borg langa ævi og varð maður gamall, en ekki er getið. Egill fékk ógleði mikla eftir jólin, svo að hann kvað eigi orð. Egill spurði þau tíðindi austan um haf, að Eiríkur blóðöx hefði fallið í vesturvíking. Önundur sjóni bjó að Ánabrekku, þá er Egill bjó að Borg. Skafti hét maður. Hann var Þóroddsson. Grímur að Mosfelli var skírður, þá er kristni var í lög leidd á Íslandi. Elfráður hinn ríki réð fyrir Englandi; hann var fyrstur einvaldskonungur yfir Englandi sinna kynsmanna. Þetta haust hið sama kom út Valgarður hinn grái og fór heim til Hofs.

The obvious first step would be to split every phrase.

Code #4

Observations

Níu Corn All-Father Inspiration níu Toki-the-Archer The-End Healing Dawn The_Home War_Skies Arrow-Odd She_Commands_Sea Thunder tveir Moon þrír Queen_of_the_Underword

Níu seems familiar. Looking back at code #1, Níu is 9. Looks like all the parts are there, but needs a bit of Google search.

Code #5

Observations

The giant Thrivaldi heads
The daughters of Ægir
Gullveiggets gets burned by the gods
The bonds of Loki
Thor's main weapons for use against the giants

The worlds supported by Yggdrasil
Goddess Frigg's handmaidens
The feast at the Temple at Uppsala

Laegjarn's chest locks
Bifröst colours
Surviving deities of Ragnarök
Odin hanging from the gallows of Yggdrasill

Gróa charms given to her son Svipdag
Fenrir was bound by fetters
Draupnir's eight golden drops
The progeny of Loki

The steps of Thor after killing Jörmungandr
The generation of gods that Odin is the ruler
The original beings
Sides of the heart of the giant Hrungnir
Odin's special possessions

The seasons needed to build the walls of Asgard
King Gylfi is confronted with thrones at the home of the Gods
Yggdrasil roots
The great lindworms

Odin's nights with the giantess Gunnlod
The hound Garmr howls at the Gnipa-cave

Sons of Borr who created the world
Winters prior to Ragnarök
Ymir direct offspring

Freyja's special artefacts
The cockerels that herald heralding the final conflict
the maidens who sit at the knees of Menglod

The sons of Ivaldi fashioned wondrous artefacts
Mothers of Heimdall
Odin's hardships upon the World Tree in his quest for the runes

The valknut symbol's points
Hermod riding Sleipnir
Nights at Nóatún for Njord and Skadi

Years before people from all over Sweden assembled at the Temple at Uppsala
Nights in Thrymheim for Njord and Skadi
Freyr had to wait before his union with Gerd
Audhumla licked the ice of Ginnungagap until Búri was free
Named Norns

The clay giant Mokkurkalfi height

The thralls of the giant Baugi
The heavenly realms provided by Snorri
The night King Geirröd gets killed by Odin
Laegjarn's chest's locks
Events leading up to Ragnarök

The wood for the fire for the blót
Freyr's magical items
Njord and Skadi settlement

The grouping of the lines seems to hint at a specific conversion.

Code #6

Observations

<Font size=-1> Sjau Skaði4karl Narfi4kona Fjölnir4karl fimm Víðarr1kona Forseti5karl Baldr1karl Gangr3karlX2 Móði2karl fjórir Magni1kona Átta Borr3karl</Font>

Code still live

Code #7

Observations

<font size="5441">GrímnismálAlvíssmálGylfaginningSkáldskaparmálSvipdagsmálSvipdagsmálHáttatalGylfaginningSigrdrífumálHáttatalGylfaginningSkáldskaparmálGróttasöngrHáttatalHáttatalSkáldskaparmálHárbarðsljóðGylfaginningGylfaginningLokasennaRígsþulaSkáldskaparmálAtlakviðaHáttatalGrógaldrSkáldskaparmálSkáldskaparmálHáttatalGuðrúnarkviðaSkáldskaparmálVölundarkviðaVöluspáGrípisspáFjölsvinnsmálGylfaginningHáttatalGylfaginningHyndluljóðGuðrúnarhvötSkáldskaparmálGrógaldrSkáldskaparmálSkáldskaparmálLokasennaGrímnismálHáttatalHávamálGylfaginningHymiskviðaSkáldskaparmálHáttatalSkáldskaparmálHáttatalFáfnismálGuðrúnarhvötHyndluljóðHlöðskviðaGylfaginningSkáldskaparmálGylfaginningAlvíssmálGrípisspáHlöðskviðaHymiskviðaAlvíssmálHáttatalSkáldskaparmálGuðrúnarkviðaSkáldskaparmálHáttatalGróttasöngrÞrymskviðaHyndluljóðSkáldskaparmálGylfaginningSkírnismálGylfaginningHáttatalSkáldskaparmálGylfaginningGuðrúnarhvötSkáldskaparmálHáttatalGylfaginningHávamálGrógaldrSkáldskaparmálHlöðskviðaHymiskviðaGylfaginningSkáldskaparmálReginsmálSigrdrífumálHáttatalFáfnismálGylfaginningGróttasöngrHáttatalGylfaginningGylfaginningGrógaldrSvipdagsmálSkáldskaparmálVafþrúðnismálAlvíssmálHáttatalSkáldskaparmálFjölsvinnsmálVölundarkviðaHáttatalHáttatalAtlakviðaGuðrúnarkviðaRígsþulaSkáldskaparmálSkáldskaparmálSkáldskaparmálAlvíssmálGuðrúnarhvötGylfaginningSkírnismálGylfaginningSkáldskaparmálÞrymskviðaSvipdagsmálHáttatalVölundarkviðaHáttatalVafþrúðnismálReginsmálHáttatalSkáldskaparmálGylfaginningGrógaldrLokasennaFjölsvinnsmálRígsþulaSkáldskaparmálSkáldskaparmálSkáldskaparmálHáttatalVöluspáSkáldskaparmálHárbarðsljóð</font>

Well… if you can’t all the names, there are exactly 144…

Code #8

Observations

<code>verðr sjaldan glatt,
Fljúganda fleini,
At kveldi skal dag leyfa,
Þat er þá reynt,
þeim er sorgalausastr sefi.
Sjúkum kalfi,
fegrst at lifa,
er með aldir kemr,
viti engi fyrir,
án við löst at lifa.

Segðu mér þat, Fjölsviðr, er ek þik fregna mun
Segðu mér þat, Fjölsviðr, er ek þik fregna mun
Gífr heitir annarr, en Geri annarr,</code>

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