Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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kenning index

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 Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.

9134 kennings from 2969 stanzas.

generic named grouped

§75. axe (28)

kennings of type AXE

vargs unda — ‘of the wolf of wounds ’ - AXE
    (Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from the Fourth Grammatical Treatise, 33, kenning 3)

dýra hálu hlýrsólar; — ‘a precious troll-woman of the prow-sun; ’ - AXE
    (Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise, 12, kenning 2)

Hrund hræpolls, — ‘the Hrund <valkyrie> of the carrion-pool, ’ - AXE
    (Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise, 12, kenning 4)

þeim brynflagð*a — ‘for those of the trolls of the mailcoat ’ - AXES
    (Anonymous Poems, Gyðingsvísur, 3, kenning 4)

Norn skjaldar — ‘The norn of the shield ’ - AXE
    (Anonymous Poems, Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar, 18, kenning 2)

rýgjar rógskýja — ‘of the troll-woman of strife-clouds ’ - AXE
    (Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Magnússdrápa, 12, kenning 5)

fálu fjǫrnis, — ‘the giantess of the helmet, ’ - AXE
    (Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa, 42, kenning 1)

Hveðru brynju. — ‘of the Hveðra <troll-woman> of the mail-coat. ’ - AXE
    (Bragi inn gamli Boddason, Ragnarsdrápa, 11, kenning 3)

Hlífar flagðs — ‘of the troll-woman of the shield ’ - AXE
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 23, kenning 4)

blóðeisu; — ‘of the blood-ember; ’ - AXE
    (Einarr Skúlason, Øxarflokkr, 7, kenning 3)

brô Gríðar fjǫrnis, — ‘the eyelash of the Gríðr <giantess> of the helmet, ’ - AXE-BLADE
    (Einarr Skúlason, Øxarflokkr, 10, kenning 1)

Gríðar fjǫrnis, — ‘of the Gríðr <giantess> of the helmet, ’ - AXE
    (Einarr Skúlason, Øxarflokkr, 10, kenning 2)

gífrs gunntjalds — ‘of the troll-wife of the battle-tent ’ - AXE
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 42, kenning 4)

brynflagðs — ‘of the byrnie-troll-woman ’ - AXE
    (Halldórr ókristni, Eiríksflokkr, 3, kenning 4)

þunn gǫlkn hauðrs Þriðja — ‘slender monsters of the land of Þriði <= Óðinn> ’ - AXES
    (Halldórr ókristni, Eiríksflokkr, 7, kenning 1)

Gǫlkn hlífa — ‘Monsters of shields ’ - AXES
    (Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 8, kenning 1)

gandreið grænna skjalda — ‘the riding troll-women of green shields ’ - AXES
    (Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða, 20, kenning 4)

gífr sóknar — ‘the troll-woman of battle ’ - AXE
    (Sturla Þórðarson, Hrynhenda, 8, kenning 1)

nausta blakks hlémána gífrs — ‘of the troll-woman of the shielding moon of the horse of boathouses ’ - AXE
    (Þórðr Særeksson (Sjáreksson), Þórálfs drápa Skólmssonar, 1, kenning 8)

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