Scaldic


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Scald´ic


a.1.Of or pertaining to the scalds of the Norsemen; as, scaldic poetry.
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By means of a powerful 'kenning', as in a scaldic poem, the destruction of the powers of Hell is shown in a self-destructive Ragnarok, outside the door of the very shrine they had come to destroy.
They deal with Gunnlaugs saga, Okindarkvoedi, a fragment of Icelandic annals from 1212-1303, `disharmonious images' (nykrad) in scaldic poetry, strophe 50 of Havamal, the influence of the Aeneid on Germanic and Norse poetry, and in the sagas, and Gautreks saga.