Teaching Texts (Teach)
ed. Tarrin Wills;
1. Old Norse Pronunciation Guide (Pron) - 2
2. Vǫlsunga saga — chs 6-8 (Vǫls) - 45
3. Skáldskaparmál — chs 1-6 (Skm) - 45
4. Hrólfs saga kraka — chs 34-35 (Hr) - 27
5. Laxdœla saga — ch. 33 (Laxd) - 35
not in Skj
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The skaldic database has been adapted here to include prose texts for teaching purposes. The text of Hrólfs saga is from Guðni Jónsson’s edition in Fornaldar sögur norðurlanda (1954); Skáldskaparmál is based on the text in Anthony Faulkes’s Viking Society edition; Laxdœla saga and Grœnlendinga saga are taken from the Íslenzk fornrit series. The text of Vǫlsunga saga is from Gordon’s Introduction to Old Norse, with incest restored. The first section of Hrólfs saga includes a close, unidiomatic parallel translation by Tarrin Wills. The glossary has also been produced by Tarrin Wills.
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Skáldskaparmál — chs 1-6 —
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prose sections: 1.1
101 — Prose: Skm 24.1
references concordance grammar
The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).
Nú skal enn segja dœmi af hverju þær kennigar eru er nú váru ritaðar, er áðr váru eigi dœmi til sǫgð, svá sem Bragi sagði Ægi at ‘Þórr var farinn í Austrvega at berja trǫll, en Óðinn reið Sleipni í Jǫtunheima ok kom til þess jǫtuns er Hrungnir hét. Þá spyrr Hrugnir hvat manna sá er með gullhjálminn er ríðr lopt ok lǫg ok segir at hann á furðu góðan hest. Óðinn sagði at þar vill hann veðja fyrir hǫfði sínu at engi hestr skal vera jafngóðr í Jǫtunheimum. Hrungnir sagði at sá er góðr hestr, en hafa lézk hann mundu myklu stórfetaðra hest; sá heitir Gullfaxi. Hrugnir varð reiðr ok hleypr upp á hest sinn ok hleypir eptir honum ok hyggr at launa honum ofrmæli. Óðinn hleypti svá mikit at hann var á ǫðru leiti fyrir, en Hrungnir var í svá miklum jǫtunmóð at hann fann eigi fyrr en hann sótti inn of Ásgrindr. Ok er hann kom at hallardurum, buðu Æsir honum til drykkju. Hann gekk í hǫllina ok bað fá sér drykkju.
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