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The Birth of Poetry and the Origin of Kvasir Mead

The Birth of Poetry and the Origin of Kvasir Mead

Case Description: Aegir testified to his knowledge of the murder of Kvasir by Fjalar and Galar. He said that Bragi told him the whole story at a party one night.

Case Status: Although Aegir's evidence was thrown out as hearsay, Fjalar and Galar were found guilty of murdering Kvasir and draining his blood. Bragi's account of the murder became the tell-all true crime book Skáldskaparmál.