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Egil

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Brother of Weland, the Vulcan of Northern mythology. Egil was a great archer, and a tale is told of him the exact counterpart of the famous story about William Tell: One day King Nidung commanded Egil to shoot an apple off the head of his son. Egil took two well-selected arrows from his quiver, and when asked by the king why he took two, replied (as the Swiss peasant to Gessler), “To shoot thee, O tyrant, with the second, if I fail.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Effigy
Effrontery
Egalité
Egeria
Egg. Eggs
Egg Feast
Egg-flip, Egg-hot, Egg-nog
Egg-on or Edge-on
Egg Saturday
Egg-trot
Egil
Egis
Eglantine
Ego and Non-Ego
Egoism
Egotism
Egypt
Egyptian Crown (The)
Egyptian Days
Egyptian Festivals (The)
Eider-down