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In Norse mythology, Dvalin was a dwarf, known primarily for having invented runes. He also made Sif's golden wig, Gungnir (a spear) and Skidbladnir (a ship).

Dvalin was also the name of one of the four stags who fed on the tree Yggdrasil.

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... and possibly bishop of Croton. In approximately 580, he wrote "De origine actibusque Getarum[?]" (The origin and deeds of the Goths), "De breviatione chronicorum" and "D ...

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