Kennings

Kennings

Kennings are poetic names and expressions, learned circumlocutions that allow the poet to dazzle the audience with the depth of his lore and learning.

A

“Arrow-Dew” – Blood

B

C

“Clash of the Valkyries” – Battle

D

“Drink of Dwarves” – Poetry

E

F

“Frodi’s Flour” – Gold

G

“Game of Iron” – Battle
“Giant’s Drink” – Poetry

H

“Hnitbjorg’s Water” – Poetry

I

J

K

“Kvasir’s Blood” – Poetry

L

“Light of the Alfar” – Sun

M

“Mead of Odhinn” – Poetry
“Milk of Corpses” – Blood

N

O

P

Q

R

“Ring-giver” – Noble, Lord, King
“River of Swords” – Blood

S

“Sea of the Horn” – Beer
“Sea-king’s Horse” – Ship
“Sea-steed” – Ship
“Storm of Metal” – Battle
“Suttungur’s Mead” – Suttungsmjod – Poetry

T

“Terror of Trees” – Fire

U

V

“Valley-fish” – Snake

W

“War-flame” – Sword
“Wound-bee” – Arrow
“Wound-engraver” – Sword
“Wound-wolf” – Axe

X

Y

Z

Kennings

Heroes of Midhgardhur Valerianus Valerianus