brycg-weard, m.n: bridge-keeper, defender of a bridge. (BRUEJ-WEH-ard / ˈbrydʒ-ˌwɛard)

Medieval manuscript illustration of a man wearing a crown standing on a bridge with two companions; two entirely-gold naked humans meet them with hammers, one in the process of tumbling off the side of the bridge.
Alexander the Great encounters two golden knights guarding a bridge in India, from the Romance of Alexander; France, 14th century; Bodleian Library, MS. Bodl. 264, f. 70v. []

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