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Ellide

The dragon-shaped ship of Frithjof, the hero of the Icelandic legend the Frithjof Saga. It was said to be golden-headed, with open jaws, its under part scaled with blue and gold, its tail twisted and of silver, and its sails red-bordered and black. When its wings were outspread, it could skim the calmest seas. This ship was said to have been given to one of Frithjof's forefathers as a reward for kindness by Aegir, the sea god.

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