Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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kenning index

This is the kenning index generated from the edited verses in the database. Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.

9134 kennings from 2969 verses.

generic named grouped

Óðinn (67)

kennings for Óðinn

föður Baldrs — ‘of the father of Baldr <god> ’ -
    (Anonymous Poems, Krákumál, 25, kenning 1)

váfaðar Gungnis. — ‘of the swinger of Gungnir <Óðinn’s spear>.’ -
    (Bragi inn gamli Boddason, Fragments, 4, kenning 2)

Aldafǫðrs — ‘of mankind’s father ’ -
    (Bragi inn gamli Boddason, Þórr’s fishing, 1, kenning 2)

hapts sóknar. — ‘of the god of battle. ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 3, kenning 8)

hertýs — ‘of the army-god ’ -
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 5, kenning 4)

vinar Lopts. — ‘of the friend of Loptr <= Loki>. ’ -
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 11, kenning 4)

son Bestlu; — ‘the son of Bestla <giantess>; ’ -
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 37, kenning 1)

Gautatýr — ‘The god of the Gautar ’ -
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Hákonarmál, 1, kenning 1)

farms galga, — ‘of the burden of the gallows, ’ -
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Háleygjatal, 1, kenning 5)

farmǫgnuðr — ‘the travel-furtherer ’ -
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Háleygjatal, 1, kenning 6)

Skjaldblœtr niðr Ása — ‘The shield-worshipped kinsman of the Æsir <gods> ’ -
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Háleygjatal, 2, kenning 1)

vinr skatna — ‘the friend of warriors ’ -
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Háleygjatal, 2, kenning 3)

vinar Lóðurs. — ‘the friend of Lóðurr <god>.’ -
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Háleygjatal, 8, kenning 3)

farmatýs, — ‘of the god of cargoes, ’ -
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Háleygjatal, 9, kenning 6)

valtýs — ‘of the slaughter-god ’ -
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Háleygjatal, 12, kenning 2)

faðir Baldrs; — ‘the father of Baldr <god> ’ -
    (Framarr víkingakonungr, Lausavísur, 4, kenning 1)

beiðis hapta — ‘of the ruler of the gods ’ -
    (Glúmr Geirason, Gráfeldardrápa, 1, kenning 2)

sigtýr — ‘the victory-god ’ -
    (Glúmr Geirason, Gráfeldardrápa, 13, kenning 1)

dolgbands — ‘of the battle-god ’ -
    (Glúmr Geirason, Lausavísa, 1, kenning 3)

hangagoðs — ‘the god of the hanged ’ -
    (Hávarðr halti ísfirðingr, Lausavísa 1, 1, kenning 3)

vitnis váða — ‘of the threat of the wolf. ’ -
    (Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, Fragments, 5, kenning 3)

bǫðgœðis; — ‘of the battle-promoter; ’ -
    (Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, From a poem about Þorsteinn, 2, kenning 3)

hrafnásar; — ‘of the raven-god; ’ -
    (Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, Poem about Gizurr gullbrárskáld, 2, kenning 2)

víg-Freys — ‘of the battle-Freyr <god> ’ -
    (Óttarr svarti, Óláfsdrápa sœnska, 5, kenning 2)

Grímnis hanga. — ‘of the Grímnir <giant> of hanged ones. ’ -
    (Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali Kolsson, Lausavísur, 7, kenning 5)

bága úlfs; — ‘of the wolf’s enemy; ’ -
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 3, kenning 4)

vinar Míms. — ‘of Mímir’s <mythical being’s> friend. ’ -
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 3, kenning 6)

Einskǫpuðr galdra herfanga — ‘The one creator of incantations of army-tunics ’ -
    (Snorri Sturluson, Lausavísur, 5, kenning 1)

arma Gunnlaðar — ‘of the arms of Gunnlǫð <giantess> ’ - LOVER
    (Steinþórr, Fragment, 1, kenning 3)

böðvar-Týs — ‘of the battle-Týr <god> ’ -
    (Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða, 16, kenning 2)

geir-Týs. — ‘of the spear-Týr <god>.’ -
    (Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða, 18, kenning 5)

Hildar hjaldrgegnis; — ‘of the promoter of the noise of Hildr <valkyrie> ’ -
    (Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa, 1, kenning 2)

kynfróðs hrafnfreistaðar. — ‘of the kin-wise raven-tester. ’ -
    (Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa, 8, kenning 2)

svinnum sigrunni — ‘the wise victory-tree ’ - WARRIOR
    (Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa, 10, kenning 1)

vinar Míms — ‘of the friend of Mímr <mythical being> ’ -
    (Vǫlu-Steinn, Ǫgmundardrápa, 1, kenning 2)

hjalmfaldinn snytrir hapta — ‘the helmet-capped instructor of the divine powers ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng, 3, kenning 2)

hrafnásar — ‘of the raven-god ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng, 4, kenning 4)

Þekkiligr dróttinn foldar — ‘The gracious lord of the earth ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng, 5, kenning 1)

bróður Vilja, — ‘the brother of Vili <god> ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal, 3, kenning 2)

inum eineygja faðmbyggvi Friggjar; — ‘to the one-eyed embrace-occupier of Frigg <goddess>; ’ -
    (Þorbjǫrn hornklofi, Haraldskvæði (Hrafnsmál), 12, kenning 1)

burar Bors, — ‘of the son of Borr <mythical being>, ’ -
    (Þorvaldr blǫnduskáld, Fragment, 1, kenning 2)

arfa Búra. — ‘the heir of Búri <mythical being>. ’ -
    (Þorvaldr blǫnduskáld, Fragment, 1, kenning 3)

Gramr Hliðskjalfar, — ‘The lord of Hliðskjálf, ’ -
    (Þórálfr (-valdr), Fragment, 1, kenning 1)

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