As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- m. ‘blood eagle’, in the phrase, rísta ~ á baki e-m, a cruel method of putting captured enemies to death in the heathen times.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛚᚢᚦᚢᚱᚾ
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