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Waske [weapon:sword] [German Heldensage]
Waske (2) [Mod. Ger.]
    *1. *2 describing the vision of the temple with the "pearly gates".

On the crown, the place now occupied by a heart-shaped sapphire used to be set with the Waske stone instead. So perhaps it was originally Jesus and the 11 disciples (excluding Judas Iscariot) who were being allegorized.

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§ Waltharius

Waltharius
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Munera Waltharius retrahitque redire volentes,
320 Donec vi potus pressi somnoque gravati
Passim porticibus sternuntur humotenus omnes.
Et licet ignicremis vellet dare moenia flammis,
Nullus, qui causam potuisset scire, remansit.
Tandem dilectam vocat ad semet mulierem,
325 Praecipiens causas citius deferre paratas.
Ipseque de stabulis victorem duxit equorum,
Ob virtutem quem vocitaverat ille Leonem.
Stat sonipes ac frena ferox spumantia mandit.
Hunc postquam faleris solito circumdedit, ecce
330 Scrinia plena gazae lateri suspendit utrique
Atque iteri longo modicella cibaria ponit
Loraque virgineae mandat fluitantia dextrae.
Ipseque lorica vestitus more gigantis
Imposuit capiti rubras cum casside cristas
335 Ingentesque ocreis suras complectitur aureis
Et laevum femur ancipiti praecinxerat ense
Atque alio dextrum pro ritu Pannoniarum;
Is tamen ex una tantum dat vulnera parte.
Tunc hastam dextra rapiens clipeumque sinistra
340 Coeperat invisa trepidus decedere terra.
Femina duxit equum nonnulla talenta gerentem,
In manibusque simul virgam tenet ipsa colurnam,
In qua piscator hamum transponit in undam,
Ut cupiens pastum piscis deglutiat hamum.
—Waltharius
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A little earlier, when Waltharius was discussing the startegem of elopement with Hildegund, he says:
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—Waltharius
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—Waltharius 965
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—trans. mine
* 1 Ekkehardi Waltharius, or Waltharius Manus Fortis by Ekkard of St. Gall.

* 2 Abram Ring tr., Waltharius (2005) is available online.


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