Ok, kenning fans. What be this one:
Forehead-lighting you’re cruising up the 409.
Forehead-lighting! Go forehead-lighting!
*cough* Ok. So, what do you think it is, this forehead-lighting?
The eyes….the eyes….
No, really. It’s ‘eyes’. 🙂
The connection between eyes and light is actually quite old and quite common throughout human thought, it’s not just a Norse thing, and there’s a good explanation of it in Barber & Barber’s When They Severed Earth From Sky: How the Human Mind Creates Myth (at LibraryThing, Amazon, Princeton University Press). And the connection between light and eyes can be seen in such sources as the Bible as well, see Matthew 6:21: The eye is the lamp of the body. […]
Found on the Skaldic Database.