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Note to stanza
 Þrúðr: This Ásynja is the daughter of Þórr and Sif (the latter is not mentioned in the present þula), and her name means ‘strength’ (Skm, SnE 1998, I, 14, 30). As a second element in compounds, -þrúðr appears in a number of Germanic f. personal names (see AEW: þrúðr). Nothing is known about this goddess, but the kenning þjófr Þrúðar ‘the thief of Þrúðr’ for the giant Hrungnir in Bragi Rdr 1/3-4 presumably alludes to a now lost myth (cf. Clunies Ross 1994a). Þrúðr is the name of a valkyrie (Grí 36 and Gylf, SnE 2005, 30); hence this name is listed in Þul Valkyrja 2/5 as well. See also Note to Þul Kvenna II 1/4.
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