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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon Leið 27VII

[2] stýrir himins ‘steerer of heaven [= God]’: God-kennings involving stýrir m. ‘steerer’ are a common feature of the image-structure of Leið. Cf. stýrir aldar ‘steerer of men’ 3/5; stýrir alls tírar ‘steerer of all glory’ 24/3-4; stýrir heims ‘steerer of the world’ 14/5.

References

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  2. Katrina Attwood 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Leiðarvísan’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 137-78.

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