The Story of Grettir the Strong, by William Morris

Periphrastic Expressions in the Songs.

An Axe: Battle ogress, rock-troll, 38

Blood: Rain of swords, 15

Cave (Hallmund's): Kettle, where waters fall from great ice-wall, 160

Fight: Dart's breath, 15
Dart-shower, 43
Gale of death, 15
Gale of swords, 95
Hilda's22 weather, 95
Iron-rain, 234
Mist's22 mystery, 95
Odin's gale; Odin's storm, 143, 190
Shield-fire's thunder, 6
Shield-rain, 215
Spears' breath, 170
Spear-shower, 138
Spear-storm, 234
Sword-shower, 81

Gallows: Sigar's meed for lovesome deed, (Sigarr hung Hag-bard the Viking for having befooled his daughter), 157

Gold: Deep sea's flame, 137
Dragon's lair, 49
Serpent's bed, 215
The flame of sea, 49
Wave's flashing flame, 49
Worm's bed, 41
Worm-land, 131

Grettir (an Eddaic name for a serpent): Fell-creeping lad, 86

Head: Thoughts' burg, 76

Man: Elm-stalk, 136
Gold-scatterer, 131
Helm-stalk, 136
Jewel-strewer, 30
Lessener of the flame of sea, 49
Lessener of waves' flashing flame, 49
Ring-bearer, 68
Ring-strewer, 30
Scatterer of serpent's bed, 215
Wormland's haunter, 137
Snatcher of worm's bed, 41

Mouth: Tofts of tooth-hedge, 124

Sailor: He who decks the reindeer's side that 'twixt ness and ness doth glide, 43
Rider of wind-driven steed, 41
Sea-steeds' rider, 81;

Shield: Roof of war, 215

Spear-walk, 12

Ship: Reindeer that 'twixt ness and ness doth glide, 4343
Sea-steed, 81
Steed of the rollers, 17
Wind-driven steed, 41

Skald: Giver forth of Odin's mead (Svein of Bank), 41

Sword: Byrni's flame, 76

Sword: Helmfire, 50, 136
Man's-bane, 41
War-flame, 199
Whiting of the shield, 21
Wound-worm, 114

Thor: Sifs lord, 157

Warrior: Arrow-dealer, 114
Axe-breaker, 2
Begetter of fight, 49
Brand-whetter, 17
Breaker of the bow, 50
Foreteller of spear-shower, 138

Warrior: Grove of Hedin's maid, 125
Raiser-up of roof of war, 215
Spear-grove, 59
Stem of shield, 190
Sword-player, 199
War-god, 66
Wound-worm's tower, 114

Wool-combe: Hook-clawed bird, 31

Woman: Giver forth of gold, 59
Goddess of red gold, 137
Ground of gold, 30
Son of golden stall, 190
Warder of horns' wave, 181

22 Hilda (Hildr) and Mist, goddesses of fight and manslaughter.

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