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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, 301-2

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9 — Anon Sól 9VII

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Cite as: Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 9’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 301-2.

Ekki þeir hugðu
Unnarr ok Sævaldi,
at þeim mundi heill hrapa;
nöktir þeir urðu
ok næmðir hvervetna
ok runnu sem vargar til viðar.

 

Unnarr and Sævaldi did not think that their good fortune would tumble down; they became naked and deprived everywhere, and ran like wolves to the woods.

notes: Unnarr and Sævaldi are the first of a number of characters in the poem whose quasi-allegorical names are apparently invented, though they may consist of pre-existing name elements such as -ulfr ‘-wolf’ or -ný (cf. AEW: -ný). (Sörli and Vígolfr in st. 20 as attested pers. names are the exception.) That four of the five exempla in the first section of Sól concern paired allegorically-named characters motivates Falk, following Bugge and Vigfússon, to move st. 80, with its isolated reference to Sváfr and Sváfrlogi to initial position in the poem (Falk 1914, 2). There is a comparable use of invented names in Fj. — [4]: This l. is missing in 166bˣ.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [6]. Sólarljóð 9 (AI, 629; BI, 636); Skald I, 309; Bugge 1867, 358, Falk 1914, 4, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 8, Fidjestøl 1979, 61, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 47-9, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 15ˣ, 94.

sources

AM 166 b 8°x (166bx) 45v, 19 - 45v, 21  image  
Holm papp 15 8°x (papp15x) 1v - 1v  
AM 738 4°x (738x) 80r, 32 - 80r, 35  image  image  image  
AM 167 b 6 8°x (167b 6x) 1v, 19 - 1v, 22  image  
Lbs 214 4°x (214x) 149r - 149v  image  
Lbs 1441 4°x (1441x) 581 - 581  
BLAdd 10575 IIx (10575x) 2r - 2v  transcr.  
Lbs 2797 4°x (2797x) 231 - 231  
NKS 1109 folx (1109x) 484 - 484 (Sól)  image  
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