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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

1. 13. Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, 1. Hákonarmál, 14 [Vol. 1, 188]

[1] Hermóðr: Here the son of Óðinn, unlike in Hyndl 2, where Hermóðr, by being mentioned alongside Sigmundr, appears to be a legendary hero (so LP: 2. Hermóðr 1 and others, though Noreen 1921, 57, demurs). Mention of Hermóðr here, so soon after the resemblance to Hyndl 1 in the preceding stanza (see Note to st. 13/1), suggests an intended allusion.


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