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  • Another example of this is the use of kennings as scientific terms, like e.g surtsgull (gold of surtr, the fire-giant, sulphur or gleipniskol (carbon-nanotubes, the cylindrical form of carbon, the theoretically strongest fibre which was discovered in 1992.

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  • Norse Mythology: Leader of the fire giants who burns the earth during Ragnarök.

    May 26, 2008