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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, 342-3

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65 — Anon Sól 65VII

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Cite as: Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 65’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 342-3.

Menn sá ek þá,        er minst vildu
        halda helga daga;
hendr þeira
        váru á heitum steinum
        neglðar nauðliga.

Ek sá menn þá, er minst vildu halda helga daga; hendr þeira váru neglðar nauðliga á heitum steinum.

I saw men then who least wished to observe holy days; their hands were nailed painfully onto hot stones.

Mss: 166bˣ(48r), papp15ˣ(6v), 738ˣ(83r), 167b 6ˣ(3v), 214ˣ(151v), 1441ˣ(586), 10575ˣ(9r), 2797ˣ(236)

Readings: [1] ek: so papp15ˣ, 738ˣ, 167b 6ˣ, 214ˣ, 1441ˣ, 10575ˣ, 2797ˣ, ek sá 166bˣ;    þá: þar papp15ˣ    [5] heitum: beitum 214ˣ

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [6]. Sólarljóð 65: AI, 637, BI, 646, Skald I, 314; Bugge 1867, 367, Falk 1914, 38, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 19-20, Fidjestøl 1979, 69, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 93, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 71, 140.

Notes: [All]: Limbs pierced by red-hot nails are frequent in medieval European vision literature. See, e.g., St Patrick’s Purgatory (Easting 1991, 52-3, 131), the Revelation of the Monk of Evesham (Easting 2002, 44-5) and Visio Thurkilli (Schmidt 1978, 21).

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