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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

I. Flokkr about Sveinn Álfífuson (Sveinfl) - 1

not in Skj

Flokkr about Sveinn Álfífuson — Anon SveinflI

Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Flokkr about Sveinn Álfífuson’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1029.

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Skj: Anonyme digte om historiske personer og begivenheder [XI]: [3]. Flokkr om Sven Alfifassön, o. 1034 (AI, 423, BI, 393); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: Hkr, ÓH, ÓHHkr, ÓT

SkP info: I, 1029

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1 Vasa sunnudag, svanni,
— seggr hné margr und eggjar —
morgin þann, sem manni
mær lauk eða ǫl bæri,
þás Sveinn konungr sína
saman tengja bað drengi
— hrátt gafsk hold at slíta
hrafni — skeiðar stafna.
Lady, on that morning, a Sunday, it was not as if a maiden was bringing a man leek or ale — many a man sank down beneath blades — when King Sveinn ordered his warriors to join together the stems of the longship; raw flesh was given to the raven to tear.
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