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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Heilags anda drápa (Heildr) - 18

Heilags anda drápa (‘Drápa about the Holy Spirit’) — Anon HeildrVII

Katrina Attwood 2007, ‘ Anonymous, Heilags anda drápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 450-67. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1017> (accessed 9 December 2021)

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. [3]. Heilags anda vísur (AII, 160-3, BII, 175-80)

SkP info: VII, 467

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18 — Anon Heildr 18VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilags anda drápa 18’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 467.

Fróns veitti sá sínum
sauðum líf ept dauða
hirðir framr, er himna
heldr eilífu veldi.
Greindr skínn orð ok andi

{Sá framr hirðir fróns}, er heldr eilífu veldi himna, veitti sínum sauðum líf ept dauða. Greindr andi skínn ok orð …

May {that outstanding shepherd of the earth} [= God], who controls the eternal realm of the heavens, grant to his sheep life after death. The discerning spirit shines and the word …

Mss: B(10r), 399a-bˣ

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], C. [3]. Heilags anda vísur 18: AII, 163, BII, 180, Skald II, 94; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 56, Rydberg 1907, 3-4, 46, Attwood 1996a, 59-60, 155.

Notes: [All]: In B, Heildr breaks off at the first l. of the stef previously cited in st. 2. The rest of the poem, which must have included the remainder of the stefjabálkr and the slœmr, or conclusion, is not present, and the scribe goes on immediately, at fol. 10r, l. 39, to the beginning of Leið.

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