HELMET KENNINGS OF SKALDIC POETRY (Meissner: 78)
Based on Meissner's "Die Kenningar der Skalden" (1921), pp. 164.

COMPLETE ALPHABETICAL LISTING

This website is experimental and incomplete. I have taken Meissner's data on HELMET Kennings, reclassified it slightly, and attempted to present it in a new manner. Simplifying Meissner's approach, I have come to the conclusion that the STEMS of the 22 HELMET kennings treated here may be classified as shown in the table below.

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AHOOD17
BBOAR4
CUNIQUE1
 ALL COMBINED22

Any classification of the above STEMS will always be problematic and open to criticism. However, the classification of QUALIFIERS is much simpler. I have settled upon the following:

1.aODIN4
1.cHEROES6
1.dVALKYRIES2
2.ABATTLE3
6.aBLOOD1
6.cTHE SLAIN2
9.cBODY: HEAD1
11.aSERPENTS3