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Old Norse eikþyrnir = 'the one with the oak-like antlers' (see also EIK and ÞORN)

Eikþyrnir is the name of the stag which stands on Valhalla's roof and grazes from the leaves of the tree called Læraðr (= Yggdrasill?). Drips of water coming from the tips of his antlers fall into the spring Hvergelmir, which feeds all the rivers of the world.

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  1. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  2. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)