Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Heilagra manna drápa (Heil) - 26

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Heilagra manna drápa (‘Drápa about Holy Men’) — Anon HeilVII

Kirsten Wolf 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Heilagra manna drápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Brepols, Turnhout, pp. 872-90.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 10]. Af et digt om hellige mænd, Heilagra manna drápa (AII, 511-16, BII, 562-9)

SkP info: VII, 885

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18 — Anon Heil 18VII

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Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra manna drápa 18’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Brepols, Turnhout, p. 885.

Byskup* eftir bænir feskar
beiðir jarl til dráps að leiða;
höggið náði hann að þiggja
og hæstum sig gaf drottni kæstum.
Jartegnir, sem jafnan birtaz,
andi guðs á váru landi
unnið hefir fyr ástvin þenna
ótal manns til heilsubótar.

Jarl beiðir að leiða byskup* til dráps eftir feskar bænir; hann náði að þiggja höggið og gaf sig hæstum kæstum drottni. Guðs andi hefir unnið jartegnir, sem jafnan birtaz á váru landi fyr ástvin þenna til heilsubótar ótal manns.

The earl demands that the bishop be led to death after his beautiful prayers; he accepted the blow and gave himself to the highest dearest Lord. God’s spirit has worked miracles, which still are revealed in our country by means of this dear friend for the healing of a countless number of people.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 10]. Af et digt om hellige mænd 18 (AII, 515; BII, 567); Skald II, 311, NN §§1767, 1771, 2156, Anm., 2889; Kahle 1898, 94, 113.

sources

AM 720 a VI 4° (720a VI) 2r - 2r (Heil)  transcr.  image  image  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
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