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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Tindr Hákdr 5I l. 5

Hrauðnis — of Hrauðnir


Hrauðnir (noun m.): Hrauðnir


[5] Hrauðnis: hauðri 510


[5, 6] gjǫldum Hrauðnis ‘in the recompenses of Hrauðnir <giant> [POETRY]’: The reference is to the myth of the mead of poetry as told in Skm (SnE 1998, I, 3, and see Note to Eskál Vell 1 [All]); cf. another poetry-kenning containing gjǫld n. pl. in Eyv Hál 1/3-4. The heiti Hrauðnir occurs solely in þulur, once for a giant (Þul Jǫtna I 1/6III) and once for a sea-king (Þul Sækonunga 2/8III, and see Note).



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