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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

I. 4. Poem about Óláfr Tryggvason (Ól) - 7

2.1: Poem about Óláfr Tryggvason — Anon ÓlI

Kate Heslop 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Poem about Óláfr Tryggvason’ 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. 1061.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7 

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: A. 9. Af et digt om Olaf Tryggvason (AII, 462-3, BII, 494-5)

SkP info: I, 1068

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7 — Anon Ól 7I

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Cite as: Kate Heslop (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Poem about Óláfr Tryggvason 7’ 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. 1068.

Giekk guðvefs skikkju
góður skjöldungr þjóðar;
skinn og skrúði hennar
skemt var alt af salti.
Glaðr tók gramr á klæði
...

 

{The good ruler of the people} [KING] approached the cloak of sumptuous fabric; its fur and decoration were all spoilt by salt. The cheerful prince picked up the garment ...

notes: ÓT and HSt Rst 30 describe how Óláfr miraculously makes Þorkell’s water-damaged cloak better than new, (ÓT only) by laying his hands on it. According to Rst this is the fourth of Óláfr’s miracles. ÓTOdd does not have this episode.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: A. 9. Af et digt om Olaf Tryggvason 7 (AII, 463; BII, 495);

Skald II, 270, NN §2667; Finnur Jónsson 1884-91, 116, 122, ÓT 1958-2000, III, xxxiv, AM 61 1982, 23-4.

sources

AM 61 fol (61) 72r - 72r (ÓT)  image  image  
AM 61 fol (61ÓlHalld) -  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 151v - 151v (Ól)  image  
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