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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Leiðarvísan (Leið) - 45

Leiðarvísan (‘Way-Guidance’) — Anon LeiðVII

Katrina Attwood 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Leiðarvísan’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 137-78.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan, et digt fra det 12. årh. (AI, 618-26, BI, 622-33)

SkP info: VII, 164-5

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26 — Anon Leið 26VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 26’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 164-5.

Sýndi sólar landa
siklingr með trú mikla
horskum lýð á hauðri
hreinn skjótar jarteinir.
Frítt gerði dag dróttins
dáðfimr jǫfurr himna
vín ór vatni einu;
varð þjóð fegin harðla.

 

{The pure prince {of the lands of the sun}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)] showed wise people on earth swift miracles with great faith. {The deed-agile prince of the heavens} [= God (= Christ)] made beautiful wine out of water alone on the Lord’s day; people became very happy.

notes: Sts 26-8 treat two of Christ’s miracles; the wedding at Cana, where he turned water into wine (st. 26), and the feeding of the Five Thousand (sts 27-8). — [5-8]: The reference here is to Christ’s turning water into wine at the wedding at Cana, recounted in John II.1-10. The miracle is also the subject of a sermon preserved in HómÍsl 1872, 187-91, and occurs in texts from all three recensions of the Sunday Letter and the MHG sermons.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 26 (AI, 623; BI, 628-9); Skald I, 305, NN §3133C; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 64, Rydberg 1907, 8, Attwood 1996a, 66, 177.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 10v, 43 - 10v, 46  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 89, 12 - 89, 15  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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