Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 1. Magnússflokkr, 4 [Vol. 2, 68-9]

[8] Visundr ‘(“Bison”)’: Hkr follows this st. with the remark that this magnificent vessel, with gold-adorned stems and more than thirty pairs of rowing benches, had been owned by Magnús’s father Óláfr. The ship-name also appears in Sigv ErfÓl 3/8I, Arn Hryn 9 and 16, and (as a kenning element) in Arn Magndr 4.

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