Mansöngr

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A Mansöngr is a form of erotic poetry in Iceland, both in medieval skaldic poetry and in modern rímur.

In the Ljóðatal section of the Hávamál, charms 16 and 17 are explicitly love charms.

In the rímur poems the mansöngr is the first part of each ríma, often addressed to a woman but known as mansöngr even when it isn't.

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