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mythology meme: objects (2/3)
—  brísingamen

in norse mythology brísingamen is the torc or necklace of the goddess freyja.

brísingamen is referred to in the anglo-saxon epic beowulf as brosinga mene. the brief mention in beowulf is as follows (trans. by howell chickering, 1977):

[s]ince hama bore off
to the shining city the brosings’ necklace,
gem-figured filigree. he gained the hatred
of eormanric the goth, chose eternal reward.