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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Kálf Kátr 39VII

[7, 8] Draupnis döggvar ‘of Draupnir’s dew [GOLD]’: A kenning for gold, referring to the property of the god Óðinn’s gold ring Draupnir (lit. ‘dripper’) to produce eight new rings that dripped from it every ninth night (SnE 1982, 47).


  1. Bibliography
  2. SnE 1982 = Snorri Sturluson. 1982. Edda: Prologue and Gylfaginning. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. Oxford: Clarendon. Rpt. 1988. University College London: Viking Society for Northern Research.


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