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 Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.

9118 kennings from 2965 verses.

generic named grouped

GIANT (55)

kennings for GIANT

bergjarls — ‘of the mountain-jarl ’ - GIANT
    (3. Anonymous Lausavísur, 3. Stanzas from Snorra Edda, 1 [Vol. 3, 512], kenning 3)

Eldis steðja áar. — ‘of the Eldir <mythical servant> of the anvil of the river. ’ - GIANT
    (3. Anonymous Lausavísur, 3. Stanzas from Snorra Edda, 10 [Vol. 3, 521], kenning 6)

[edition and translation unpublished] - GIANT
    (6. Anonymous Rune Poems, 2. Icelandic Rune Poem, 3, kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - GIANT
    (6. Anonymous Rune Poems, 2. Icelandic Rune Poem, 3, kenning 2)

Yggjar áleggjar — ‘of the Yggr <= Óðinn> of the river-limb ’ - GIANT
    (2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 3. Magnússdrápa, 11 [Vol. 2, 220-1], kenning 4)

Fjǫlnis fjalla; — ‘of the Fjǫlnir <= Óðinn> of the mountains; ’ - GIANT
    (3. Bragi inn gamli Boddason, 3. Fragments, 5Two verses celebrating generous patrons (1) [Vol. 3, 61], kenning 4)

Ála vazt-undirkúlu — ‘of the Áli <sea-king> of the fishing ground-under-knob, ’ - GIANT
    (3. Bragi inn gamli Boddason, 3. Fragments, 6Two verses celebrating generous patrons (2) [Vol. 3, 62], kenning 2)

Byrsendir vágs — ‘The wind-sender of the sea ’ - GIANT
    (3. Bragi inn gamli Boddason, 2. Þórr’s fishing, 6 [Vol. 3, 52], kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - GIANT
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 23 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Lausavísur, 16), kenning 7)

[edition and translation unpublished] - GIANT
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 84 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 13), kenning 2)

kindar Ymsa — ‘the offspring of Ymsi <giant> ’ - GIANT
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 2 [Vol. 3, 77], kenning 4)

tælendr halla gallópnis — ‘the destroyers of the halls of the shrill-crier <eagle> ’ - GIANT
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 3 [Vol. 3, 80], kenning 11)

frumseyris fljóða, — ‘of the foremost harasser of women, ’ - GIANT
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 5 [Vol. 3, 85], kenning 5)

þrjóts urðar — ‘of the lout of the stone ’ - GIANT
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 6 [Vol. 3, 87], kenning 5)

áttruðr Suðra, — ‘the relative of Suðri <dwarf>, ’ - GIANT
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 16 [Vol. 3, 111], kenning 7)

ǫrþrasis drósar Hrímnis — ‘of the passionate lover of the lady of Hrímnir <giant> ’ - GIANT
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 18 [Vol. 3, 115], kenning 5)

Heiðreks veggjar Þrasis — ‘of the Heiðrekr <legendary king> of the wall of Þrasir <dwarf> ’ - GIANT
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 19 [Vol. 3, 117], kenning 1)

þrjóti jótrs vegtaugar. — ‘of the defier of the molar of the way of the fishing-line. ’ - GIANT
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 19 [Vol. 3, 117], kenning 7)

salvanið Synjar arinbrautar. — ‘the hall-visitor of the Syn <goddess> of the hearth-stone-path. ’ - GIANT
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 20 [Vol. 3, 119], kenning 2)

Ellu steins. — ‘of the Ælla <Northumbrian king> of the stone, ’ - GIANT
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 21 [Vol. 3, 121], kenning 10)

gljúfrskeljungs. — ‘of the gully-whale.’ - GIANT
    (3. Gamli gnævaðarskáld, 1. Poem about Þórr, 1 [Vol. 3, 189], kenning 4)

óls mána. — ‘of the affliction of the moon.’ - GIANT
    (1. 12. Guthormr sindri, Hákonardrápa, 8 [Vol. 1, 168], kenning 10)

[edition and translation unpublished] - GIANT
    (5. Bergbúa þáttr 1 (Hallmundr bergbúinn, Hallmundarkviða, 1) — Hallmundr bergbúinn, kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - GIANT
    (5. Bergbúa þáttr 7 (Hallmundr bergbúinn, Hallmundarkviða, 7) — Hallmundr bergbúinn, kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - GIANT
    (5. Bergbúa þáttr 9 (Hallmundr bergbúinn, Hallmundarkviða, 9) — Hallmundr bergbúinn, kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - GIANT
    (5. Bergbúa þáttr 10 (Hallmundr bergbúinn, Hallmundarkviða, 10) — Hallmundr bergbúinn, kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - GIANT
    (5. Bergbúa þáttr 11 (Hallmundr bergbúinn, Hallmundarkviða, 11) — Hallmundr bergbúinn, kenning 1)

moldreks — ‘of the soil-ruler ’ - GIANT
    (3. Hallvarðr háreksblesi, Knútsdrápa, 7 [Vol. 3, 238], kenning 5)

Fals brautar fannar, — ‘of the Falr <dwarf> of the path of the snow-drift, ’ - GIANT
    (3. Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, 3. Poem about Gizurr gullbrárskáld, 3 [Vol. 3, 256], kenning 3)

dauðum grjót-Móða. — ‘the dead rock-Móði <god>.’ - GIANT
    (3. Óláfr hvítaskáld Þórðarson (biog. vol. 2), 2. Fragments, 7 [Vol. 3, 307], kenning 1)

mildings hella — ‘of the lord of the cave ’ - GIANT
    (1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 2 [Vol. 1, 666], kenning 6)

[edition and translation unpublished] - GIANT
    (5. Njáls saga 44 (Skarpheðinn Njálsson, Lausavísur, 11) — Skarpheðinn (dead), kenning 7)

[edition and translation unpublished] - GIANT
    (5. Njáls saga 40 (Steinunn Refs (Dálks)dóttir, Lausavísur, 2), kenning 2)

Aurnis spjalla — ‘of Aurnir’s <giant’s> confidant. ’ - GIANT
    (2. Sturla Þórðarson, 2. Hákonarkviða, 16 [Vol. 2, 711-12], kenning 7)

fjall-Gauts — ‘of the mountain-Gautr <man of the Gautar> ’ - GIANT
    (3. Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa, 6 [Vol. 3, 415], kenning 2)

reyni leggs reyrar; — ‘of the tester of the bone of the reed; ’ - GIANT
    (3. Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa, 6 [Vol. 3, 415], kenning 3)

myrk-Danar beina grœnnar Hlóðynjar. — ‘of the dark-Dane of the bones of green Hlóðyn <earth>. ’ - GIANT
    (3. Vǫlu-Steinn, Ǫgmundardrápa, 2 [Vol. 3, 429], kenning 3)

bjarga byrgitýr — ‘the god of the refuge of crags ’ - GIANT
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 2 [Vol. 3, 434], kenning 5)

Fjallgylðir — ‘The mountain-wolf ’ - GIANT
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 4 [Vol. 3, 437], kenning 1)

Vígfrekr ving-Rǫgnir vagna — ‘The killing-greedy swinging Rǫgnir <= Óðinn> of killer whales ’ - GIANT
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 4 [Vol. 3, 437], kenning 5)

ballastan dolg vallar — ‘the very bold enemy of the earth ’ - GIANT
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 6 [Vol. 3, 440], kenning 4)

môlunaut* Miðjungs — ‘the speech-companion of Miðjungr <giant> ’ - GIANT
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 8 [Vol. 3, 443], kenning 4)

Áttrunnr Hymis — ‘The kinsman of Hymir <giant> ’ - GIANT
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 9 [Vol. 3, 444], kenning 1)

grjót-Níðaðar — ‘of the rock-Níðuðr <legendary tyrant> ’ - GIANT
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 9 [Vol. 3, 444], kenning 5)

Reginn leikblaðs fjaðrar, — ‘the Reginn <legendary smith> of the play-blade of the feather, ’ - GIANT
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 12 [Vol. 3, 449], kenning 5)

biðils Greipar — ‘of the wooer of Greip <giantess> ’ - GIANT
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 13 [Vol. 3, 451], kenning 2)

Finns fjalla. — ‘of the Finnr <Saami> of the mountains. ’ - GIANT
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 13 [Vol. 3, 451], kenning 4)

b*ǫr hellis haugs Grjótúna. — ‘the tree of the cave of the mound of Grjótún. ’ - GIANT
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 14 [Vol. 3, 453], kenning 2)

solgnum dolgi manna; — ‘the greedy enemy of men; ’ - GIANT
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 16 [Vol. 3, 456], kenning 2)

vátt vagna myrkbeins reinar Haka — ‘the knower of killer whales of the dark bone of the land of Haki <sea-king> ’ - GIANT
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 16 [Vol. 3, 456], kenning 3)

gæti bjarga; — ‘of the guardian of the rocks; ’ - GIANT
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 17 [Vol. 3, 457], kenning 2)

Hraundrengr — ‘The rock-gentleman ’ - GIANT
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 17 [Vol. 3, 457], kenning 3)

bolm fjalfrs ólágra gjalfra — ‘the bear of the hiding-place of not low roaring waters ’ - GIANT
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 18 [Vol. 3, 459], kenning 3)

gramr grundar gilja — ‘the ruler of the land of ravines ’ - GIANT
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 18 [Vol. 3, 459], kenning 6)

heimþingaðar herju Vingnis — ‘of the home-visitor of the female follower of Vingnir <giant> ’ - GIANT
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 19 [Vol. 3, 460], kenning 1)

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