Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þhorn Gldr 7I

[1] ríks ‘mighty’: The adj. qualifies þjóðkonungs ‘mighty king’ in l. 4. This creates a tension that spans the entire helmingr and especially emphasizes the power of the king (cf. Engster 1983, 180; Kuhn 1983, 283).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Engster, Hermann. 1983. Poesie einer Achsenzeit: Der Ursprung der Skaldik im gesellschaftlichen Systemwandel der Wikingerzeit. Europäische Hochschulschriften 667. Frankfurt am Main: Lang.
  3. Kuhn, Hans (1899). 1983. Das Dróttkvætt. Heidelberg: Winter.


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