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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, ‘ Anonymous, Krákumál’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 706. <> (accessed 28 May 2022)

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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, 775

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29 — Anon Krm 29VIII

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Krákumál 29’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 775.

Fýsumz hins at hætta.
Heim bjóða mér dísir,
þær er frá Herjans höllu
hefr Óðinn mér sendar.
Glaðr skal ek öl með ásum
í öndvegi drekka;
lífs eru liðnar vánir;
læjandi skal ek deyja.

Fýsumz hins at hætta. Dísir bjóða mér heim, þær er Óðinn hefr sendar mér frá {höllu Herjans}. Glaðr skal ek drekka öl með ásum í öndvegi; vánir lífs eru liðnar; læjandi skal ek deyja.

I wish to make an end. Dísir <minor female deities> are welcoming me home, the ones Óðinn has sent me from {the hall of Herjan <= Óðinn} [= Valhǫll]. I shall gladly drink ale with the gods in the high seat; hopes of life are past; I’ll die laughing.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: H. Krákumál 29 (AI, 649; BI, 656); Skald I, 321; Rafn 1826, 24-25, 151-2, Pfeiffer 1860, 127, CPB II, 345, Wisén 1886-9, I, 66, Krm 1891, 228, Finnur Jónsson 1893b, 91, Finnur Jónsson 1905, 157; Ragn 1906-8, 189.


UppsUB R 702x (R702x) 32r - 32r (Ragn)  image  
AM 147 4° (147) 103r - 103v (Ragn)  image  image  
AM 6 folx (6x) 91v, 16 - 91v, 23 (Ragn)  image  
Worm 1636 (LR) 226 - 226 (Krm)  image  
UppsUB R 693x (R693x) 18v - 18v  
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