A cognitive linguistic approach is applied to Snorri Sturluson’srhetorical categories to demonstrate how prototype theory can explicate the motivation of Snorri’s types 'kenning', 'sann-kenning' and 'viðr-kenning'. While Snorri’s categories were more apt to historiographical applications, his employment ofthese same techniques in mythography appears less sound. Straying from a strict adherence to the scalds’ prototypically metonymic mode of hermeneutic, Snorri may well have ahistorically generated a host of mythological figures (Jörð, Mímr,Óðr, Þrúðr, Magni).
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