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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Heilagra manna drápa (Heil) - 26

Heilagra manna drápa (‘Drápa about Holy Men’) — Anon HeilVII

Kirsten Wolf 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Heilagra manna drápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 872-90.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 10]. Af et digt om hellige mænd, Heilagra manna drápa (AII, 511-16, BII, 562-9)

SkP info: VII, 888

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23 — Anon Heil 23VII

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Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra manna drápa 23’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 888.

Særðan vildu svíkarar myrða,
sökkva í vatn, og grjótstein nökkurn
remma þessir rekkar grimmir
ríkuliga við háls á líki.
Fullr af miskunn flaut með hellu;
fundinn var hann á djúpu sundi;
háleit dýrð með heiðr og sælu
Hallvarðs skínn um Nóreg allan.

Svíkarar vildu myrða særðan, sökkva í vatn, og þessir grimmir rekkar remma ríkuliga grjótstein nökkurn við háls á líki. Fullr af miskunn flaut með hellu; hann var fundinn á djúpu sundi; háleit dýrð Hallvarðs skínn með heiðr og sælu um allan Nóreg.

The traitors wanted to conceal the wounded [man], sink [him] into water, and these cruel men forcefully tie a stone around the neck of the corpse. Full of mercy he floated with the stone slab; he was found on the deep fjord; the sublime glory of Hallvarðr shines with honour and bliss through all Norway.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 10]. Af et digt om hellige mænd 23 (AII, 516; BII, 568); Skald II, 312, NN §§3379, 3381; Kahle 1898, 95, 113.

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AM 720 a VI 4° (720a VI) 2v - 2v (Heil)  transcr.  image  image  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
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