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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þul Trollkvenna 4III

[8] Myrkriða: So A, B. Lit. ‘dark-rider’, a troll-woman who rides through the air in the dark (cf. also kveldriða f. ‘evening-rider’). The word is attested in the pl. form in Hárb 20/2 (NK 81; myrcriðor). Mss R, , C have Munn- ‘Mouth-’ which must have been caused by a confusion with the first element in the preceding name (see Finnur Jónsson 1934-5, 304).


  1. Bibliography
  2. NK = Neckel, Gustav and Hans Kuhn (1899), eds. 1983. Edda: Die Lieder des Codex Regius nebst verwandten Denkmälern. 2 vols. I: Text. 5th edn. Heidelberg: Winter.
  3. Finnur Jónsson. 1934-5. ‘Þulur: Søkonge- og jættenavneremserne’. APS 9, 289-308.
  4. Internal references
  5. Not published: do not cite ()


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