Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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3. Skáldskaparmál — chs 1-6 (Skm) - 45

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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   1.2   2.1   2.2   2.3   2.4   2.5   3.1   3.2   3.3   3.4   3.5   4.1   4.2   4.3   5.1   5.2   5.3   5.4   5.5   5.6   5.7   5.8   5.9   5.10   5.11   6.1   6.2   6.3   6.4   6.5   6.6   6.7   6.8   6.9   6.10   6.11   6.12   6.13   24.1   24.2   24.3   24.4   24.5   24.6 

105 — Prose: Skm 24.5

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

‘“Þú stendr óvarliga, jǫtunn, hefir skjǫdinn fyrir þér, en Þórr hefir sét þik ok ferr hann it neðra í jǫrðu ok mun hann koma neðan at þér.”
‘Þá skaut Hrungnir skildinum undir fœtr sér ok stóð á, en tvíhendi heinina. Því næst sá hann eldingar ok heyrði þrumur stórar. Sá hann þá Þór í ásmóði, fór hann ákafliga ok reiddi hamarinn ok kastaði um langa leið at Hrungni. Hrungnir fœrir upp heinina báðum hǫndum, kastar í mót. Mœtir hon hamrinum á þugi, heinin, ok brotnar sundr heinin; fellr annarr hlutr á jǫrð ok eru þar af orðin ǫll heinberg. Annarr hlutr brast í hǫfði Þór svá at hann fell fram á jǫrð. En hamarrinn Mjǫllnir kom í mitt hǫfuð Hrugni ok lamði hausinn í smán mola ok fell hann fram yfir Þór svá at fótr hans lá of háls Þór. En Þjálfi vá at Mǫkkurkálfa, ok fell hann við lítinn orðstír. Þá gekk Þjálfi til Þórs ok skyldi taka fót Hrungnis af honum ok gat hvergi valdit. Þá gengu til Æsir allir er þeir spurðu at Þórr var fallinn ok skyldu taka fótinn af honum ok fengu hvergi komit. Þá kom til Magni, sonr Þórs ok Járnsǫxu. Hann var þá þrívetr. Hann kastaði fœti Hrungnis af Þór ok mælir: 
‘“Sé þar ljótan harm, faðir, er ek kom svá síð. Ek hygg at jǫtun þenna mundak hafa lostit í Hel með hnefa mér ef ek hefða fundit hann.”

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