Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Gunnlaugr Leifsson (GunnLeif)

13th century; volume 8; ed. Russell Poole;

VIII. 1. Merlínusspá I (Merl I) - 103

Skj info: Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Islandsk munk, d. 1218 (AII, 10-36, BII, 10-45).

Skj poems:
Merlínússpá I
Merlínússpá II

notes
no FJ abbr

Merlínusspá I (‘The Prophecies of Merlin I’) — GunnLeif Merl IVIII (Bret)

Russell Poole 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 38.

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Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá II (AII, 22-36, BII, 24-45)

Full edition, translation and commentary for this verse can be found in the printed volume VIII, p. 90. See the Brepols website for more information. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant). Do not refer to this site when using the text below.

53 — GunnLeif Merl I 53VIII (Bret 121)

Cite as: Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Breta saga 121 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I 53)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 90.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Verðr meinliga
mæki brugðit,
sék blóði ben
blása móður,
(líðr mart hǫfugt
of lýða kyn),
rýðr varðar blóð
Vénedóciam,
ok síðan sex
snarpir lifra
kynsmenn drepa
Kóríneús.  (fornyrðislag)

texts: Bret 121

editions: Skj Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá II 53 (AII, 29; BII, 34-5); Skald II, 22; Bret 1848-9, II, 57 (Bret st. 121); Hb 1892-6, 280; Merl 2012, 168.

sources

AM 544 4° (Hb) 52r, 3 - 52r, 5 (Bret)  transcr.  image  image  image  
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