Eikinskjaldi (AYK-in-skyald-i): “Oaken Shield”. A Dvergr (dwarf). (From the Ásatrú Edda.)
Well, what do you know! Yet another name Tolkien borrowed from Norse lore! Thorin Oakenshield from the Hobbit…
I wasn’t even looking for this. I just wanted to check the spelling for a certain group of primordial rivers in the glossary, and end up getting sidetracked as usual! Haha! It’s crazy just how many dwarf names he borrowed from Norse mythology. Even Durinn. But that’s a post for another day. Time to quick procrastinating and write! I’ve managed about five words today and a partial character list, because it’s getting to hard to keep track of them all.
Have a nice day everyone!