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If you think being famous would be cool, imagine being turned into a god. That's what may have happened to the 9th-century court poet, or skald, Bragi Boddason. Some folks think that he's the inspiration for Bragi's depiction. (Turville-Petre, Gabriel. Myth and Religion of the North: The Religion of Ancient Scandinavia. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964, p. 113.)
One of Bragi's duties is welcoming slain Vikings to Valhalla with praise-poems. And since the life of a Viking was usually nasty, brutish, and short, we're surprised he ever finds time for anything else. (Source.)
Bragi is also the name of a "protein visualization and modeling program," although it's not clear if the program is actually named after the god. But there's poetry in science, right? (Source.)