Rigsþula (2)

Rigsþula (is.)
Lay of Rig (en.)
An eddic poem that is not in the collection of poems in the Codex Regius manuscript known as the Poetic Edda. Rígr is identified as Heimdallr in the prose introduction to the poem and he uses the name when he visits earth and stays with a series of three childless couples over a three day period. The children born to each of the couples appear to represent the three social estates and are respectively named Þræll, Karl, Kon ungr, i.e., Thrall, Man, and King.

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