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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þul Tungls 1III

[2] eyglóa (f.) ‘ever-glow’: According to Alv, where this word has the form eygló, this is the name for ‘sun’ among the giants (Alv 16/4, NK 126): [kalla] eygló iǫtnar ‘the giants [call it] ever-glow’. As a sun-heiti, eyglóa is also listed in Skm (SnE 1998, I, 85) alongside alskír ‘all-bright one’ (see Note to l. 1 and Introduction), but it is not otherwise found in skaldic verse.


  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. 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 Not published: do not cite (SkmIII)
  6. Not published: do not cite ()


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