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Note to Anon Lil 66VII

[7] brandrinn ódygðar ‘the sword of faithlessness’: Cf. 19/2, where ódygð is used in reference to the sin of Adam and Eve, and 42/8 and Note, where flein ódygðar ‘dart of faithlessness’ is analogous to brandrinn ódygðar in this st. Hill sees in this image an allusion to the krókr ‘hook’ of st. 60 (Hill 1969, 563-4).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Hill, Thomas D. 1969. ‘Eve’s Light Answer: Lilja, Stanzas 16-17’. MS 2, 129-31.

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