RAVEN KENNINGS OF SKALDIC POETRY (Meissner: 41)
Based on Meissner's "Die Kenningar der Skalden" (1921), pp. 119-123.

TERMINOLOGY NOTES VOCABULARIES
COMPLETE ALPHABETICAL LISTING

This website is experimental and incomplete. I have taken Meissner's data on RAVEN 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 167 RAVEN kennings treated here may be classified as shown in the table below.

It should be noted that many of these kennings may be interpreted as EAGLE kennings (see).

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ABIRD157
BKIN5
CEATER4
DOBSCURE1
 ALL COMBINED167

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.aODIN16
1.cHEROES4
1.dVALKYRIES23
2.ABATTLE30
4.gWEAPONS: SWORDS1
5.cARMOUR: SHIELDS1
6.1BLOOD36
6.bWOUNDS24
6.cTHE SLAIN26
6.dRAVENS4
6.fEAGLES1
10.aHEAVEN, SKY1