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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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not skaldic (ns)

Merseburg Charms (Merseburg) - 2

not in Skj

Merseburg Charms

Not published: do not cite ()

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1 — [Merseburg 1 - not skaldic]

Cite as: Not published: do not cite ([Merseburg 1 - not skaldic])

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Eiris sazun idisi, sazun hera duoder;
suma hapt heptidun, suma heri lezidun,
suma clubodun umbi cuoniouuidi:
insprinc haptbandun, inuar uigandun.  (eddic or germanic)

(Once sat women,
They sat here, then there.
Some fastened bonds,
Some impeded an army,
Some unraveled fetters:
Escape the bonds,
flee the enemy!)

editions: Skj Not in Skj; Griffiths, Bill (2003). Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Magic (3rd revised edition) ISBN 1-898281-33-5.

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