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Gunnlaugr Leifsson (GunnLeif)

13th century; volume 8; ed. Russell Poole;

VIII. 1. Merlínusspá I (Merl I) - 103

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Merlínusspá I (‘The Prophecies of Merlin I’) — GunnLeif Merl IVIII (Bret)

Russell Poole 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 38.

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Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá II (AII, 22-36, BII, 24-45)

Full edition, translation and commentary for this verse can be found in the printed volume VIII, p. 129. See the Brepols website for more information. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant). Do not refer to this site when using the text below.

97 — GunnLeif Merl I 97VIII (Bret 165)

Cite as: Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Breta saga 165 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I 97)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 129.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Virði engi
þat vitlausu
þótt hoddskǫtum
heiti gæfi
viðar eða vatna,
eða veðrs mikils,
eða alls konar
orma eða dýra;
táknar eðli
talðrar skepnu
spjǫrráðanda
spjǫll eða kosti.  (fornyrðislag)

texts: Bret 165

editions: Skj Gunnlaugr Leifsson: Merlínússpá II 97 (AII, 35-6; BII, 43-4); Skald II, 27; Bret 1848-9, II, 73 (Bret st. 165); Hb 1892-6, 283; Merl 2012, 205.

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AM 544 4° (Hb) 52v, 31 - 52v, 33 (Bret)  transcr.  image  image  image  
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