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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VIII. Krákumál (Krm) - 29

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Krákumál — Anon KrmVIII (Ragn)

Rory McTurk 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Krákumál’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 706.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: H. Krákumál, et islandsk digt fra 12. årh. (AI, 641-9, BI, 649-56)

SkP info: VIII, 765

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24 — Anon Krm 24VIII

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Krákumál 24’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 765.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi.
Hitt sýniz mér raunar,
at forlögum fylgjum;
fár gengr um sköp norna.
Eigi hugðak Ellu
at aldrlagi mínu,
þá er ek blóðvali brædda
ok borð á lög keyrðak.
Vítt fengum þá vargi
verð í Skotlandsfjörðum.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi. Hitt sýniz mér raunar, at fylgjum forlögum; fár gengr um sköp norna. Hugðak eigi Ellu at aldrlagi mínu, þá er ek brædda {blóðvali} ok keyrðak borð á lög. Þá fengum vargi verð vítt í Skotlandsfjörðum.

We hewed with the sword. It appears to me indeed that we must submit to fate; few escape the decree of the norns. I did not think Ælle <Northumbrian king> would be the cause of my death when I fed {the blood-falcons} [RAVENS/EAGLES] and drove ships out to sea. Then we provided a meal for the wolf far and wide in Scotland’s firths.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: H. Krákumál 24 (AI, 648; BI, 654-5); Skald I, 320; Rafn 1826, 20-1, 143-4, Pfeiffer 1860, 126-7, CPB II, 344, Wisén 1886-9, I, 65, Krm 1891, 228, Finnur Jónsson1893b, 90, Finnur Jónsson 1905, 156; Ragn 1906-8, 189.

sources

UppsUB R 702x (R702x) 31v - 31v (Ragn)  image  
AM 147 4° (147) 103r - 103r (Ragn)  image  image  
AM 6 folx (6x) 90v, 14 - 90v, 23 (Ragn)  image  
Worm 1636 (LR) 221 - 222 (Krm)  image  
UppsUB R 693x (R693x) 16r - 16r  
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