Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 13 [Vol. 2, 243-4]

[1] Vatnsfjǫrðr: The most convincing location for Vatnsfjǫrðr, because of the equivalence of the two names, is Loch Vatten, an arm of the sea branching off Loch Bracadale on the west coast of Skye (so, e.g., Anderson 1873, 27, n. 2). It is relatively fertile—a suitable target for plundering and cattle-raiding. An alternative is Waterford in Ireland (Crawford 1987, 74 and 233, n. 74).


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