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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

7. Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan, 31 [Vol. 7, 168]

[4] hauðrs sólar ‘of the land of the sun’: This phrase appears as the second element in Christ kennings in Líkn 23/4 (also an account of the Resurrection), and in the Crucifixion account in Mgr 23/2-3. On the same model are hildingr hauðrs hvels mána ‘prince of the land of the wheel of the moon’ in Líkn 7/1-3 and skjǫldungr hauðrs skýja ‘prince of the land of the clouds’ in Mgr 25/3-4.


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