Kennings, Heiti, and Other Alternate Names for Loki

lokavinr:

A list of kennings and other names taken from Skáldskaparmál, Þórsdrápa, Haustlöng, and Lokasenna (possibly more to come in the future).

Relationships:

  • Sonr Laufeyjar: Laufey’s son
  • Sonr Nálar: Son of Nál [Laufey]
  • Sonr Fárbauta: Fárbauti’s son
  • Bróðir Býleists: Býleistr’s brother
  • Bróðir Helblinda: Helblindi’s brother
  • Geðreynir Gauts: Gautr’s (Óðinn’s) friend
  • Hrafn-Ásar vinr: Raven-God’s [Óðinn’s] friend
  • Hœnis vinr: Hœnir’s friend
  • Hugreynandi Hœnis: Mind-tester of Hœnir
  • Verr Sigynjar: Sigyn’s husband
  • Farmr arma Sigynjar: Sigyn’s arm-burden [lover]¹
  • Farmr arma galdrs hapts: Arm-burden [lover] of spell-bond/Goddess [Sigyn/Gullveig/Angrboða?]¹
  • Faðir Nara: Nari’s father
  • Faðir Ála: Áli’s father
  • Faðir Heljar: Hel’s father
  • Faðir Vánargands: Father of the monster of Ván³ [Fenrisúlfr]
  • Úlfs faðir: Wolf’s [Fenrisúlfr’s?] father
  • Faðir Jörmungands: Father of the massive monster [Miðgarðr serpent]
  • Faðir lögseims: Father of the sea-thread [Miðgarðr serpent]
  • Sleipnis frændi: Sleipnir’s kinsman
  • Frændi ok föðurbróðir: Kinsman and uncle
  • Geðreynir Gauts herþrumu: Mind-tester of the warrior of battle-thunder [Þórr?]*    
  • Sessi Óðinns ok ása: Bench-mate [companion] of Óðinn and the Gods

Trickery:

  • Firna-slægjan Fárbauta mögr: Fárbauti’s very sly son
  • Þjófr jötna: Thief of (from?) giants
  • Þjófr hafrs: Thief of the goat (♂)
  • Þjófr Brísingamens: Thief of Brísingamen
  • Þjófr Iðunnar epla: Thief of Iðunn’s apples
  • Bölvasmiðr: Mischief-maker
  • Inn slægi áss: The sly God
  • Hárskaði Sifjar: Sif’s hair-loss/hair-damage
  • Frumkveði flærðanna: Originator of deceit
  • Lævísi Loki: Cunning-wise Loki

Air/Birds:

  • Gammleið: Vulture-pathⁿ
  • Öglis barn: Hawk’s child²
  • Loptr: Air/Sky
  • Meinkráka: Harmful crow

Adversary:

  • Goða dólgr: Adversary of the Gods
  • Ráðbani Baldrs: Contriver of Baldr’s death
  • Rægjandi ok vélandi goðanna: Slanderer and trickster/betrayer° of the Gods
  • Þrætudólgr Heimdallar: Quarreling opponent of Heimdallr
  • Þrætudólgr Skaða: Quarreling opponent of Skaði
  • Rógberi ásanna: Slanderer of the Gods

Other:

  • Heimsæki ok kistuskrúd Geirröðar: Visitor and chest-ornament [?] of Geirröðr
  • Inn bundni áss: The bound God
  • Áss ragr (sá hefr börn borit): The queer^ God (who has born children)
  • Rög vættr: Queer^ being
  • Hveðrungr: An alternate name for Loki appearing in kennings#

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