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Note to stanza
[6, 7] dǫglings ǫðlinga ‘of the prince of princes [= God]’: Kennings of this type (‘king of kings’) signify Viking kings in earlier skaldic poetry (see Meissner, 371). Their use as God-kennings in Geisl (cf. dróttinn harra 25/7) and Anon Heildr (hæsta konungr jǫfra ‘the highest king of kings’ 12/3-4) may be either a borrowing from skaldic tradition or an imitation of the biblical variations on the theme (cf. Ezek. XXVI.7; 2 Macc. XIII.4; 1 Tim. VI.15; Rev. I.5, XVII.14, XIX.16). The figure appears frequently in Lat. and OE poetry.
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