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VII. Sólarljóð (Sól) - 83

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Sólarljóð (‘Song of the Sun’) — Anon SólVII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Sólarljóð’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 287-357.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [6]. Sólarljóð, digt fra det 12. årh. (AI, 628-40, BI, 635-48)

SkP info: VII, 342

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64 — Anon Sól 64VII

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Cite as: Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 64’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 342.

Menn sá ek þá,        er margan höfðu
        fé ok fjörvi rænt;
brjóst í gegnum
        rendu brögnum þeim
        öflgir eitrdrekar.

Ek sá menn þá, er höfðu rænt margan fé ok fjörvi; öflgir eitrdrekar rendu í gegnum brjóst þeim brögnum.

I saw men then who had robbed many a one of property and life; mighty poisonous dragons ran through the breasts of those men.

Mss: 166bˣ(48r), papp15ˣ(6v), 738ˣ(82v), 167b 6ˣ(3v), 214ˣ(151v), 1441ˣ(586), 10575ˣ(9r), 2797ˣ(236)

Readings: [4] brjóst: brjósti 167b 6ˣ, bifrost 214ˣ    [6] öflgir: oflugir papp15ˣ, 1441ˣ, ofleigir 214ˣ, ‘aufligir’ 2797ˣ

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [6]. Sólarljóð 64: AI, 637, BI, 645-6, Skald I, 314; Bugge 1867, 367, Falk 1914, 38, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 19, Fidjestøl 1979, 69, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 93, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 70, 139.

Notes: [6] öflgir eitrdrekar ‘mighty poisonous dragons’: Cf. Vsp 39 for the dragon Níðhǫggr who devours the corpses of evil-doers and the vánardreki of st. 54/2.

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