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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon Sól 57VII

[6] moluðu mold til matar ‘they were crushing earth into food’: Cf. Grott where the giantesses Fenja and Menja are condemned to grind out gold from a magic mill. Njörður Njarðvík (1991, 88-9) notes that earth does not need grinding (though it may need crushing!), and that this is therefore an unending task. A similar punishment appears in the ‘Vision of the Monk of Wenlock’ (Tangl 1916, 13).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Tangl, Michael, ed. 1916. S. Bonifatii et Lullii Epistolae. Monumenta Germaniae Historia, Epistolae Selectae 1. Berlin: Weidmann.
  3. Njörður P. Njarðvik, ed. 1991. Sólarljóð. Útgáfa og umfjöllun. Íslensk Rit 10. Reykjavík: Bókmenntafræðistofnun Háskóla Íslands og Menningarsjóður.
  4. Internal references
  5. Not published: do not cite ()


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