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Note to stanza
[5-8]: This helmingr refers to the two opponents, Þórr and Geirrøðr, with kennings containing the analogous base-words ǫrþrasir ‘passionate lover’ and þrámóðnir ‘desirer’. Whereas a giant being called the lover of a giantess follows a common kenning pattern, there are no comparable Þórr-kennings that refer to him as the lover of any goddess. The Þrúðr named in the kenning is Þórr’s daughter, who was allegedly kidnapped by the giant Hrungnir; cf. the Hrungnir-kenning þjófr Þrúðar ‘the thief of Þrúðr’ in Bragi Rdr 1/3, 4 and Note (see also Reichardt 1948, 382; LP: þrámóðnir); hence Þórr can be paraphrased as ‘the one longing for Þrúðr’.
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