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 Hugh of Lincoln.Hu’go, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hugin and Mun’in [mind and memory].
 
The two ravens that sit on the shoulders of Odin or Alfader.   1
        “Perhaps the nursery saying, ‘A little bird told me that,’ is a corruption of Hugo and Munin, and so we have the old Northern superstition lingering among us without our being aware of it.”—Julia Goddard: Joyce Dormer’s Story, ii. 11. (See BIRD.)
 


 Hugh of Lincoln.Hu’go, 

 
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