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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Gamli kanóki, 1. Harmsól, 57 [Vol. 7, 124-5]

[6-7] valdr blásinna tjalda hreggs ‘ruler of the windswept tents of the storm [SKY/HEAVEN > = God]’: Cf. Geisl 7/5-6, where heaven is described as hríðblásinn salr heiða ‘storm-blown hall of the heaths’. On the frequency of heaven-kennings involving hár and hreggr in C12th drápur, see Notes to 1/1-2 and 45/1-4.


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