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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þul Hjálms 2III

[1] Hildigǫltr (m.) ‘(“Battle-boar”)’: The helmet which King Aðils captured after King Áli’s death, otherwise called Hildisvín ‘battle-swine’ (SnE 1998, I, 58). See also Hyndl 7/5-10 and Kommentar III, 715-16. Cf. valhrímnir ‘slaughter-boar’ (st. 1/4).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Kommentar = von See, Klaus et al. 1997-. Kommentar zu den Liedern der Edda. 6 vols (continuing). Heidelberg: Winter.
  3. SnE 1998 = Snorri Sturluson. 1998. Edda: Skáldskaparmál. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 2 vols. University College London: Viking Society for Northern Research.
  4. Internal references
  5. Not published: do not cite ()


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