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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to ÚlfrU Húsdr 7III

[2, 3] bǫðfróðr Freyr … stýrir folkum ‘battle-skilled Freyr … leads the troops’: Turville-Petre (1964, 175) connects Freyr’s warlike aspect with his being called iaðarr ása ‘protector of the gods’ (Lok 35/6, NK 103) and fólcvaldi goða ‘commander of the gods’ (Skí 3/2, NK 69). Cf. also the battle-kenning leikr Freys ‘the sport of Freyr’ in Þhorn Harkv 6/4I (see Note there).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Turville-Petre, Gabriel. 1964. Myth and Religion of the North. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
  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. Internal references
  5. Not published: do not cite ()
  6. Not published: do not cite ()
  7. R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorbjǫrn hornklofi, Haraldskvæði (Hrafnsmál) 6’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 99.


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