ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5


Hrafnsmál is a story, kind of like a fairy tale, that comes from a long time ago in Iceland. It is about a man named Harald, who was a very important king. He was very brave and fought in many battles. One day, he was badly hurt and his friend Raven (or "Hrafn" in Icelandic) came to his rescue. Raven was a magical bird who could talk, and he used his powers to help Harald get better.

The story is written in a special way called poetry, which means that the words rhyme and sound pretty when you say them out loud. It is also written in a special kind of Icelandic language that is very different from how people speak today.

In the story, Raven tells Harald all about his ancestors and how they were also brave and powerful. He also helps Harald to remember all the battles he had fought in, and encourages him to keep being brave and fighting for what is right.

Overall, Hrafnsmál is a really cool story that teaches us about loyalty, bravery, and the power of friendship. It is important to remember our past and our ancestors, and to always stand up for what we believe in.
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