Holy crap, I’m becoming a religious freak! Run for the hills! :)

A þrettánda Ég veit, … ef Thane fullur ungur
Með vatni sem ég stökkva vel;
Hann skal ekki falla … þó hann fargjöld miðjan sem gestgjafi,
Né sökkva undir sverðum.

A thirteenth I know, … if a thane full young
With water I sprinkle well;
He shall not fall, … though he fares mid the host,
Nor sink beneath the swords.

The sprinkling of a child with water was an established custom long before Christianity brought its conception of baptism. Just sayin’ ….

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