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Anon (SnE) 9III l. 7

himins — of the sky


himinn (noun m.; °himins, dat. himni; himnar): heaven, sky



[7] himins hvélsvelg ‘swallower of the wheel of the sky [(lit. ‘wheel-swallower of the sky’) SUN > TROLL]’: Another inverted kenning referring to a troll (possibly in the shape of a wolf; cf. SnE 2005, 49) as the swallower of the sun at Ragnarǫk.



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