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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Gamlkan Has 10VII

[4] konungr sóltjalds ‘king of the sun-tent [SKY/HEAVEN > = God]’: Cf. 14/6-8 and the God-kenning stillir sóltjalda ‘regulator of the sun-tents’ in Arn Rǫgndr 3/1-2III. The heaven-kenning may derive its inspiration from Ps. XVIII.6: in sole posuit tabernaculum suum ‘he hath set his tabernacle in the sun’.


  1. Internal references
  2. Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Rǫgnvaldsdrápa 3’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 181.


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