Pages: 5–12
Author: Tatyana V. Toporova
Information about the author: Doctor of Philological Sciences, Leading Researcher of the German Sector of the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1 bld. 1 Bolshoi Kislovsky lane, Moscow 125009, Russia t1960@list.ru
Absract: Two tasks are put in the forefront: to clear some aspects of contents of Eddic Hárbarðzlióð, for example, toTwo tasks are put in the forefront: to clear some aspects of contents of Eddic Hárbarðzlióð, for example, toanswer some questions (why Odin doesn’t transport Thor through the gulf and doesn’t tell his name?) and tostudy the influence of contents on the choice of a form of this Eddic song. In article are considered a problemof nomination; the opposition Odin – Thor: the reasons and mechanisms, formal manifestation and a role increation of a plot; genre as way of implementation of the contents of the song. It is possible to note that inHárbarðzlióð contents – a verbal duel of Odin and Thor – and also the main function of Odin as mediator –carrier through the gulf – determines a form of this eddic song constituted by fragments of various genres(a vainglory, insult, an epistemiologic song and journey) for which realization of various lingvo-stylistic methodsare used. Hárbarðzlióð is compared with another version of the cosmogonic song – Vafþrúðnismál.
Keywords: “Elder Edda”, genre, cosmological song, myth of creation, nomination, etymology, semantic reconstruction, comparative analysis.

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