In Norse* mythology, Bragi was the god of poetry. He was the son of Odin* and the husband of Idun, the goddess of fertility. Described as an old man with a long beard, Bragi welcomed the warriors who had died in battle to Valhalla*.

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Bragi had close ties to Odin. Both were gods of poetry, and both were associated with royal funeral services, when a "cup of Bragi" was used to drink to the honor of a dead king. In addition, the two gods were often referred to as "long-bearded." Some scholars think that Bragi might have been the deified version of Bragi Boddason, a Norwegian poet of the 800s.

See also Idun ; Odin ; Valhalla .

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