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I ran on the oars,

being a sacred man,

but was tormented to death by Saddam.


One associative friend reached fame,

with carrot and stick,

another was shot dead on the street.


What is my name?

Hint 1:

egiLott

Hint 2:

Four letter name

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I think the answer is

Olaf

I ran on the oars,

Olaf Tryggvason was reputed to have done this.

being a sacred man,

Saint Olaf of Norway.

but was tormented to death by Saddam.

Not sure about this one

One associative friend reached fame, with carrot and stick,

Olaf from the movie 'Frozen'.

another was shot dead on the street

Possible reference to the assassination of Olof Palme.

Hint 1

This is an anagram of 'Let it go' - the song from the movie 'Frozen'.

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  • $\begingroup$ You should be extremely precise on the spelling of names $\endgroup$ – Enigma Jan 5 '17 at 14:55
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My guess: (1)

President of the United States

Explanation:

I ran on the oars

Franklin Pierce won the Harvard-Yale boat race

being a sacred man

James A. Garfield was a preacher

but was tormented to death by Saddam.

No idea, likely a reference to George (H.?) W. Bush

One associative friend reached fame

Associationalism championed by Theodore Roosevelt; perhaps fame refers to Ronald Reagan being an actor.

with carrot and stick

Nixon using the "carrot-and-stick" approach. The stick could also refer to Theodore Roosevelt's quote "speak softly, and carry a big stick".

another was shot dead on the street.

Assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Have to admit I don't get the hint, though.

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  • $\begingroup$ Good try, but not correct $\endgroup$ – Enigma Jan 5 '17 at 14:21
  • $\begingroup$ @Enigma If I have another attempt, do I edit this post or try another answer? $\endgroup$ – SteamyRoot Jan 5 '17 at 14:48
  • $\begingroup$ @SteamyRoot If it is substantially different, I suggest you post another answer $\endgroup$ – Enigma Jan 5 '17 at 14:49

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