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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, 166-7

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29 — Anon Leið 29VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 29’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 166-7.

Ótraulla má ǫllu
aldýrr faðir stýra;
sterkr es engr, svát orki
aptrat dróttins krapti.
Gramr skóp hauðr ok himna
hreggranns sem kyn seggja;
einns salkonungr sólar
snjallr hjalpari allra.

Aldýrr faðir má stýra ǫllu ótraulla; engr es sterkr, svát orki aptrat krapti dróttins. {Gramr {hreggranns}} skóp hauðr ok himna sem kyn seggja; {snjallr {sólar sal}konungr} [e]s einn hjalpari allra.

The altogether precious father is able to govern everything indefatigably; no one is so strong that he is able to impede the Lord’s power. {The king {of the storm-house}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God] made land and heavens as well as the race of men; {the excellent king {of the hall of the sun}} [(lit. ‘hall-king of the sun’) SKY/HEAVEN > = God] is alone the helper of all.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 29 (AI, 623-4; BI, 629); Skald I, 306; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 65, Rydberg 1907, 8, Attwood 1996a, 67, 178.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 11r, 2 - 11r, 3  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 89, 24 - 89, 25  image  
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