As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
grýla Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) giantess;
- 2) bug-bear (ekki hirði ek um grýlur yðrar).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚱᚢᛚᛅ
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