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Gestumblindi (Gestumbl)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

Heiðreks gátur (Heiðr) - 37

Heiðreks gátur (‘Riddles of Heiðrekr’) — Gestumbl HeiðrVIII (Heiðr)

Not published: do not cite (Gestumbl HeiðrVIII (Heiðr))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37 

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 5. Heiðreks gátur, Gestumblindes gåder (AII, 221-8, BII, 240-7); stanzas (if different): 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38

SkP info: VIII, 413

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4 — Gestumbl Heiðr 4VIII (Heiðr 51)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 51 (Gestumblindi, Heiðreks gátur 4)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 413.

Hverr er sá inn hvelli,         er gengr harðar götur,
        ok hefir hann þær fyrr um farit?
Mjök fast kyssir,
        sá er hefr munna tvá
        ok á gulli einu gengr.
Heiðrekr konungr,         hyggðu at gátu.

Hverr er sá inn hvelli, er gengr harðar götur ok hefir hann þær fyrr um farit? Mjök fast kyssir, sá er hefr tvá munna ok gengr á gulli einu. Heiðrekr konungr, hyggðu at gátu.

Who is that shrill one who walks on hard paths and he has travelled on them before? Very firmly [he] kisses, the one who has two mouths, and walks on gold alone. King Heiðrekr, think about the riddle.

texts: Heiðr 51 (44/34)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 5. Heiðreks gátur 4 (AII, 222; BII, 240-1); Skald II, 125; Heiðr 1672, 144, FSN 1, 467, Heiðr 1873, 238, 334, Heiðr 1924, 59-60, 131, FSGJ 2, 39, Heiðr 1960, 34; Edd. Min. 107.

sources

GKS 2845 4° (2845) 71r, 1 - 71r, 3 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  image  
UppsUB R 715x (R715x) 27r, 10 - 27r, 13 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
AM 281 4°x (281x) 99r, 16 - 99r, 18 [1-6] (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
AM 597 b 4°x (597bx) 49r, 24 - 49r, 26 [1-6] (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 203 folx (203x) 102ra, 2 - 102ra, 9 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
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