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Bragi Photos

Hard at Work
Here I am in my study, working on my thesaurus of poetic words and phrases. I think the facial hair helps the whole poet image I'm creating. [17th Century Icelandic manuscript]

Official Portrait
I sat for this portrait at my wife Idunn's request. Now it's hanging in our great hall. (I'm not complaining!) [Carl Emil Doeppler in Wägner, Wilhelm, Nordisch-germanische Götter und Helden. Leipzig and Berlin: Otto Spamer, 1882, p. 185]

Music to the Ears
This big harp makes me look more distinguished, don't you think? [Carl Wahlborn, 19th century]

With the Wife
Ah, those were the days. Aren't we cute? [Nils Blommér, Bragi sitting playing the harp, Idunn standing behind him 1846]

A Frightening Accident
After Idunn fell from the world-tree, I rushed to be by her side (natch). I was glad that she wasn't hurt. Odin, on the other hand, was just worried that her accident was a sign that something bad was going to happen. Have a heart, Odin! [Lorenz Froelich in Rydberg, Viktor, Teutonic Mythology Vol. 1, frontispiece, 1906]

Exchanging Words
Loki was angry that I wouldn't let him come in to Aegir's feast at first, so he called me a wimp. He wouldn't back down, even when I offered him valuable gifts. What the heck! [W.G. Collingwood, "Loki Taunts Bragi," in The Elder or Poetic Edda, 1908, p. 244]

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