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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mdr 18VII l. 1

röðla — of heavenly bodies


rǫðull (noun m.; °dat. rǫðli): heavenly body



[1] ræsir röðla ‘king of heavenly bodies [= God (= Christ)]’: A similar God-kenning occurs several times in Christian poems. The locus classicus seems to be the kenning ræsir ramligs bús rǫðuls ‘king of the strong dwelling of the sun’ in Has 59/3-4, which is echoed in Líkn 30/3; cf. also Kálf Kátr 39/3-4 and EGils Guðkv 11/3-4IV.



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