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Note to Þul Þórs 1III

[2] Ásabragr: The meaning of this name is either ‘chief of the gods’ or ‘the best of the gods’ (cf. bragi m. ‘chief’, Bragi, the name of the god of poetry, and bragnar m. pl. ‘men’; see Notes to Þul Ása I l. 10, Þul Ása II l. 8 and Þul Manna 2/1). Other than in the present þula, ásabragr (or ása bragr) is found only in Skí 33/2. According to Sijmons and Gering (S-G I, 232), in Skí the word ought to be taken as a common noun referring to Óðinn rather than to Þórr, and it could well have been transferred to the present list of names for Þórr as a result of a misunderstanding of that eddic stanza (see also Kommentar I, 85). However, Ásaþórr (Hárb 52/1, Gylf, Skm) is another, widely used name for Þórr, which also represents him as a god of the Æsir family (see also the discussion in ARG II, 150).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Kommentar = von See, Klaus et al. 1997-. Kommentar zu den Liedern der Edda. 6 vols (continuing). Heidelberg: Winter.
  3. S-G = Gering, Hugo. 1927-31. Kommentar zu den Liedern der Edda. Nach dem Tode des Verfassers herausgegeben von B. Sijmons. I: Götterlieder. II: Heldenlieder. Halle: Buchhandlung des Waisenhauses.
  4. ARG = Vries, Jan de. 1956-7. Altgermanische Religionsgeschichte. 2 vols. 2nd edn. Berlin: de Gruyter.
  5. Internal references
  6. (forthcoming), ‘ Snorri Sturluson, Skáldskaparmál’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=112> (accessed 25 September 2021)
  7. (forthcoming), ‘ Snorri Sturluson, Gylfaginning’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=113> (accessed 25 September 2021)
  8. Elena Gurevich (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Þulur, Manna heiti 2’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 776.
  9. Not published: do not cite ()
  10. Not published: do not cite ()
  11. Elena Gurevich 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Ása heiti I’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 754. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3187> (accessed 25 September 2021)
  12. Elena Gurevich 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Ása heiti II’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 760. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3189> (accessed 25 September 2021)
  13. Not published: do not cite ()

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