A list of kennings follows.
A key to usage is as follows: AS - Anglo-Saxon N - Norse (generic) Ic - Old Icelandic D - Danish S - Swedish Nor - Norwegian G - Germanic Ce - Celtic X - common across all tongues.
Useful sources and references for further studies of kennings:Odin has a list of kennings with which Odin is associated or by which he is known; only the less obvious ones are given beneath.
|Kennings||Primary meaning||Secondary/implied/allusive meaning||Source languages||Documents and sources|
|breaker of rings||King or chieftain||Alludes to a ruler breaking the golden rings upon his arm and using them to reward his followers.||AS||Beowulf|
|breaker of trees||wind||N|
|feeder of ravens||warrior||N|
|flame-farewelled||death||Implicitly honourable death||N|
|Hrugnir's slayer||Thor's hammer, Mjollnir||N||Lokasenna|
|Kraki's seed||gold||Can also be used to imply generosity; q.v. Hrolf Kraki||N||Skaldskaparmal|
|Lord of the gallows||Odin||N|
|raven harvest||corpse||battle-field corpses||N|
|serpent's lair||gold||Serpents (and dragons) were reputed to lie upon gold in their nests||N||Skaldskaparmal|
|steed of the billows||ship||N|
|weather of weapons||war||N||Skaldskaparmal|
|whale's way||the sea||N,AS||Beowulf|
|wolf's father||Loki||an allusion to Loki's fathering of Fenrir||N||Lokasenna|
|wolf's-joint||wrist||An allusion to Tyr's loss of his hand when fettering the wolf Fenrir||Ic - úlfli›r||Gylfaginning|