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also scald  (skôld, skäld)
A medieval Scandinavian poet, especially one writing in the Viking age.

[Old Norse skāld; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

skald′ic adj.
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She draws from the rich literature of the period, which during the 14th century turned to religious subjects to a degree not seen before, with bishops' sagas, translated saints' lives, Christian skaldic poetry, and more.
The project analyses the language of Old Norse skaldic poetry, one of the main sources for the history, culture and religion of early Scandinavia.
Eddie, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway, NewYork: Fordham University Press, 2014, pp.
The use of mythological tropes (Odinn's ravens being a common example) and the role of both Eddic and Skaldic poetry in structuring, selecting, and maintaining memory play a large part in the first section.
Skaldic poetry forms one of two main groupings of Old Norse poetry, the other being the anonymous Eddic poetry.
This link came about tangentially, since Snorri explains pagan mythology, despite its no longer being an object of firm belief, in order to explicate the mythologically-infused poetic allusions deemed necessary for the comprehension of the gradually disappearing tradition of court, or skaldic, poetry.
More agreement has been found in taking animal art as a part of heroic culture, as a visual counterpart to skaldic poetry (Domeij Lundborg 2006, 39 ff.
We also witness Johnston's increasing immersion in Scandinavian languages and dialects, and his adaptation of their skaldic verse forms, such as the drottkvaett, in his own work.
It was also usually a choral meter, and not surprisingly did not seem to lend itself to the fantasy subtending all Romantic ballads, that of a lone skaldic bard singing to a rapt audience.
Viking raids on the territory of Slavs in the light of skaldic poetry", in: Mckinnell et al.
His topics include skaldic verse, the relationship between verse and prose, Anglo-Norman and Icelandic factors, and the uses of the past.
In the latter work, Mallet translated important extracts from Eddic and Skaldic poetry into a modern European language for the first time.