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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Sólarljóð (Sól) - 83

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, 339-40

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61 — Anon Sól 61VII

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Cite as: Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 61’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 339-40.

Menn ek þá,
er mjök ala
öfund um annars hagi;
blóðgar rúnir
váru á brjósti þeim
merkðar meinliga.

 

I saw men then who greatly nourish envy of another’s affairs; bloody runes were painfully marked on their breasts [lit. breast].

notes: Each st. of sts 61-7 begins with the same formula Menn sá ek þá ‘I saw men then’, describing various torments of the damned; cf. the same stylistic technique used in the sól ek sá sts 39-45. — [4-6]: Falk compares Rev. XIII.16 for the mark of the beast and VII.2-3 for the sealing of the blessed.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [6]. Sólarljóð 61 (AI, 637; BI, 645); Skald I, 314; Bugge 1867, 366-7, Falk 1914, 38, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 19, Fidjestøl 1979, 68, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 91-2, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 66, 138.

sources

AM 166 b 8°x (166bx) 47v, 23 - 47v, 25  image  
Holm papp 15 8°x (papp15x) 6r - 6r  
AM 738 4°x (738x) 82v, 27 - 82v, 30  image  image  image  
AM 167 b 6 8°x (167b 6x) 3r, 15 - 3r, 18  image  
Lbs 214 4°x (214x) 151v - 151v  image  
Lbs 1441 4°x (1441x) 586 - 586  
BLAdd 10575 IIx (10575x) 8v - 8v  transcr.  
Lbs 2797 4°x (2797x) 236 - 236  
NKS 1109 folx (1109x) 496 - 496 (Sól)  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated