Kenning (noun): a metaphorical compound word or phrase (as swan-road for ocean) used especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry.
In today’s episode of The Bookening, we discuss how poems differ from novels, the character of Beowulf as a dudely dude, and the appropriate time to brag about how many sea monsters you’ve killed. Then Brandon and Jake go to war in an epic kenning-guessing context. It’s intense.
WARNING: The recent Michael Fassbender version sucks.