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 Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.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

Þórr (62)

kennings for Þórr

djúphugaðr, ramr, gegn, gagnsæll faðir Magna — ‘the deep-minded, mighty, reliable, victory-blessed father of Magni <god> ’ -
    (Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise, 27, kenning 1)

sundrkljúfr níu hǫfða Þrívalda, — ‘cleaver asunder of the nine heads of Þrívaldi <giant>, ’ -
    (Bragi inn gamli Boddason, Fragments, 3, kenning 1)

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

arfa Viðris — ‘of Viðrir’s <= Óðinn’s> heir ’ -
    (Bragi inn gamli Boddason, Þórr’s fishing, 2, kenning 1)

Œgir Ǫflugbarða — ‘The terrifier of Ǫflugbarði <giant> ’ -
    (Bragi inn gamli Boddason, Þórr’s fishing, 3, kenning 1)

haussprengi Hrungnis. — ‘the skull-splitter of Hrungnir <giant>.’ -
    (Bragi inn gamli Boddason, Þórr’s fishing, 4, kenning 3)

fangboða flotna forns Litar. — ‘of the wrestling-challenger of the followers of ancient Litr <giant>.’ -
    (Bragi inn gamli Boddason, Þórr’s fishing, 5, kenning 3)

felli* fjǫrnets goða flugstalla — ‘the preparer of the life-net of the gods of precipice-altars ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 1, kenning 3)

Gauts herþrumu — ‘of the Gautr <= Óðinn> of host-thunder ’ - WARRIOR
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 1, kenning 7)

svipti sagna — ‘the mover of troops ’ - LEADER
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 3, kenning 5)

bragðmildr, bræði vændr bǫlkveitir Loka — ‘the action-liberal, rage-familiar misfortune-destroyer of Loki ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 5, kenning 6)

vegþverrir varra Nǫnnu — ‘the path-diminisher of the waters of Nanna <female mythical being> ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 6, kenning 1)

Œstr støkkvir þrjóts urðar — ‘The ardent banisher of the lout of the stone ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 6, kenning 4)

Njótr njarðgjarðar — ‘The user of the strength-belt ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 8, kenning 1)

Þverrir barna Þorns — ‘The diminisher of the children of Þorn <giant> ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 8, kenning 4)

herði nauðar skafls jarðar hauðrs run*kykva, — ‘the strengthener of the distress of the quickeners of the stream of the land of the snow-drift of the earth, ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 9, kenning 5)

sinni ýta skaunar; — ‘the helper of the launchers of the shield; ’ - LEADER
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 10, kenning 2)

steypir stophnísu — ‘the overcomer of the cliff-porpoise ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 10, kenning 5)

kneyfi dróttar kolgu dolg-Svíþjóðar; — ‘the oppressor of the host of the cold wave of the hostile Sweden; ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 13, kenning 2)

Hlǫðr hreina gnípu — ‘The vanquisher of the reindeer of the peak ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 14, kenning 4)

Hofstjóri váfreiðar hreggs — ‘The temple-steerer of the hovering chariot of the thunderstorm ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 15, kenning 6)

Kon Jarðar — ‘The son of Jǫrð <goddess> ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 16, kenning 1)

angrþjóf Óðins. — ‘of the sorrow-thief of Óðinn <god>. ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 16, kenning 9)

Þrøngvir kunnleggs kveldrunninna kvinna — ‘The oppressor of the family line of the evening-running women ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 17, kenning 1)

hraðskyndir gunnar, — ‘the swift hastener of battle, ’ - WARRIOR
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 18, kenning 1)

langvinr þrǫngvar, — ‘the old friend of the tight spot (þjálfi ‘enclosure’ = Þjálfi), ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 18, kenning 2)

þrámóðnis Þrúðar. — ‘the one longing for Þrúðr <goddess>. ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 18, kenning 8)

Ítr gulli Ullar — ‘The glorious stepfather of Ullr <god> ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 19, kenning 5)

tollurr karms — ‘the pole of the wagon-cab ’ - CHARIOTEER
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 20, kenning 7)

Herblótinn hneitir kalfa undirfjalfrs bliku alfheims — ‘The people-worshipped vanquisher of the calves of the low hiding-place of the gleam of the elf-world ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 21, kenning 1)

liðfǫstum aldrminkanda aldar Ellu steins. — ‘the life-diminisher of the people of the Ælla <Northumbrian king> of the stone, support-strong. ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 21, kenning 8)

faðir Magna — ‘the father of Magni <god> ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 22, kenning 2)

kon mœrar — ‘the descendant of the land (= Jǫrð) ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 23, kenning 2)

Rúni Sifjar — ‘The confidant of Sif <goddess> ’ -
    (Eysteinn Valdason, Poem about Þórr, 1, kenning 1)

Faðir Þrúðar — ‘The father of Þrúðr <goddess> ’ -
    (Eysteinn Valdason, Poem about Þórr, 2, kenning 1)

mágs Ulls — ‘of the kinsman of Ullr <god> ’ -
    (Eysteinn Valdason, Poem about Þórr, 3, kenning 2)

dolgs mellu. — ‘of the enemy of the giantess.’ -
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Lausavísur, 8, kenning 9)

dolgs jǫtna; — ‘of the enemy of the giants; ’ -
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Lausavísur, 9, kenning 7)

gramr Bilskirnis, — ‘the ruler of Bilskirnir <mythical hall>, ’ -
    (Gamli gnævaðarskáld, Poem about Þórr, 1, kenning 1)

sonr Jarðar — ‘the son of Jǫrð <goddess> ’ -
    (Ǫlvir hnúfa, Poem about Þórr, 1, kenning 2)

váða orms; — ‘of the serpent’s harmer; ’ -
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 3, kenning 8)

dólgs mellu — ‘of the giantess’s enemy ’ -
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 3, kenning 11)

ǫndótts vinar banda — ‘of the hostile friend of the gods ’ -
    (Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa, 3, kenning 2)

reyni folka leggs fróns — ‘the tester of the peoples of the bone of the earth ’ -
    (Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa, 4, kenning 2)

Njótr hafra — ‘The user of goats ’ -
    (Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa, 5, kenning 1)

Fullǫflugr fellir fjall-Gauts — ‘The most powerful killer of the mountain-Gautr <man of the Gautar> ’ -
    (Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa, 6, kenning 1)

Víðgymnir vaðs Vimrar — ‘The Víðgymnir <giant> of the ford of Vimur <river> ’ -
    (Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa, 6, kenning 5)

ótti jǫtna — ‘the terror of giants ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng, 14, kenning 1)

Sunr Jarðar — ‘The son of Jǫrð <goddess> ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng, 14, kenning 4)

blóða Meila — ‘of the brother of Meili ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng, 14, kenning 7)

mági Ullar, — ‘the kinsman of Ullr <god>, ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng, 15, kenning 2)

hofregin hógreiðar — ‘the temple-deity of the comfortable chariot ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng, 15, kenning 3)

Of barmi Baldrs — ‘The brother of Baldr ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng, 16, kenning 1)

hǫrðum of rúna trolls trjónu. — ‘the hard friend of the troll of the muzzle.’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng, 17, kenning 4)

Fjǫrspillir bǫlverðungar Belja — ‘The life-destroyer of the evil-causing troop of Beli <giant> ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng, 18, kenning 1)

brjótr berg-Dana — ‘the breaker of rock-Danes ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng, 18, kenning 8)

sveini Grundar — ‘the boy of Grund <= Jǫrð> ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng, 19, kenning 3)

burar Óðins, — ‘of the son of Óðinn, ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng, 19, kenning 6)

reiði-Týs sára. — ‘of the bearing-Týr <god> of wounds. ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng, 20, kenning 4)

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