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Another thing Germanics (both Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon) were fond of were riddles and plays on words. For example, the name of hero "Beowulf" literally means "Bee-Wolf", which was a riddle for "Bear", as it is an allusion to the fact that bears love honey.
Known as a kenning, e.g.
Food of the raven = dead,
Giver of gold = king.
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