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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.
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