ODIN KENNINGS OF SKALDIC POETRY (Meissner: 88:A:a)
Based on Meissner's "Die Kenningar der Skalden" (1921), pp. 252-253.

COMPLETE ALPHABETICAL LISTING

This website is experimental and incomplete. I have taken Meissner's data on ODIN 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 63 ODIN kennings treated here may be classified as shown in the table below.

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AGOD43
BRELATIVE18
CENEMY2
 ALL COMBINED63

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.bOTHER GODS18
2.ABATTLE12
4.fWEAPONS: SPEARS3
6.cTHE SLAIN4
6.dRAVENS3
6.eWOLVES2
7.aEARTH1
8.aMEN4
10.aHEAVEN4
10.bASGARD PLACES2
99.aGALLOWS/THE HANGED5
99.bSORCERY2
99.cCARGO2
99.dALTARS1