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 Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.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

Hel (12)

kennings for Hel

einkadóttir ǫðlings — ‘the only daughter of the chieftain [Loptr] <= Loki> ’ -
    (Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal, 8, kenning 2)

lifru algífris ulfs. — ‘the sister of the complete monster of a wolf [Fenrir].’ -
    (Bragi inn gamli Boddason, Ragnarsdrápa, 9, kenning 3)

nipt Fenris — ‘Fenrir’s <mythical wolf’s> sister ’ -
    (Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða, 21, kenning 1)

mans Gjallar — ‘of Gjǫll’s <river in hell’s> girl ’ -
    (Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða, 21, kenning 2)

Gnô Glitnis — ‘the Gná <goddess> of Glitnir <horse> ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal, 7, kenning 1)

jódís Ulfs ok Narfa — ‘the sister of the Wolf and of Narfi ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal, 7, kenning 2)

mær Loka — ‘the maiden of Loki ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal, 7, kenning 3)

hlífi-Nauma hallvarps — ‘the protecting Nauma <goddess> of the cairn ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal, 22, kenning 1)

meyjar bróður Býleists. — ‘the maiden of the brother of Býleistr <mythological being>. ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal, 23, kenning 1)

mær Hveðrungs — ‘the maiden of Hveðrungr <= Loki> ’ -
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal, 24, kenning 1)

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