[LMB] Demon formation

B Van Look vanlook19 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 29 13:33:16 BST 2021


On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 7:20 PM Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
> Coming up with kennings in old Norse poetry was an art-form in itself.  You
> could have kennings within kennings within kennings, and a true
> connoisseur would know what you meant.  Asking what it meant would mark the
> asker as an ignorant newb.

There'd been much discussion about the parallel art forms of Norse
kennings and the zoomorphic knotwork in class, how the forms echoed
one another into a glimpse of world-view from the inside. Sagas only
tell us a slice.

BJ


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