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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þjóð Yt 24I

[3] mær Hveðrungs ‘the maiden of Hveðrungr <= Loki> [= Hel]’: Since Hel is among Loki’s offspring (see Note to st. 7/5-6), the kenning mær Hveðrungs ‘the maiden of Hveðrungr [= Hel]’ indicates that Hveðrungr must be a designation for Loki, cf. also Vsp 55/5 (NK 13) mǫgr Hveðrungs ‘kinsman of Hveðrungr [= Fenrir]’. Hveðrungr has been interpreted as ‘the stone-dweller’ (Hkr 1893-1901, IV; Yt 1925) or ‘the roarer’ (Falk 1924, 19; AEW: hveðra).


  1. Bibliography
  2. AEW = Vries, Jan de. 1962. Altnordisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. 2nd rev. edn. Rpt. 1977. Leiden: Brill.
  3. 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.
  4. Hkr 1893-1901 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1893-1901. Heimskringla: Nóregs konunga sǫgur af Snorri Sturluson. 4 vols. SUGNL 23. Copenhagen: Møller.
  5. Falk, Hjalmar. 1924. Odensheite. Skrifter utg. av Videnskapsselskapet i Kristiania. II. Hist.-filos. kl. 1924, 10. Kristiania (Oslo): Dybwad.
  6. Yt 1925 = Noreen, Adolf, ed. 1925. Ynglingatal: Text, översättning och kommentar. Stockholm: Lagerström.
  7. Internal references
  8. Not published: do not cite ()


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