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Hildibrandr (Hildibrandr)

volume 8; ed. Peter Jorgensen;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 6

Lausavísur — Hildibrandr LvVIII (Ásm)

Not published: do not cite (Hildibrandr LvVIII (Ásm))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6 

SkP info: VIII, 17

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2 — Hildibrandr Lv 2VIII (Ásm 2)

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Cite as: Peter Jorgensen (ed.) 2017, ‘Ásmundar saga kappabana 2 (Hildibrandr, Lausavísur 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 17.

Tveir váru þeir,
er brotinn annarr.
Svá höfðu dvergar
dauðir smíðat,
sem engi mun
áðr síðan.


They were two, eager for fame, treasures of Buðli <legendary king>; now one is broken. Dwarfs [now] dead had forged [them] in such a way that no one could before or since.

notes: The reference is to two swords, forged by Alíus and Olíus, two dwarfs who visit King Buðli and who each fashion a sword for him. The king finds fault with that of Olíus and commands him to make another. Olíus does so and predicts that it will bring death to the king’s grandsons, whereupon the dwarfs disappear.

texts: Ásm 2

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 12. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ásmundar saga kappabana I 2 (AII, 320-1; BII, 340); Skald II, 183, FF §32; Peringskiöld 1722, 21-2 (ch. 9), FSN 2, 485 (ch. 9), Detter 1891, 99, FSGJ 1, 405-6 (ch. 9) (Ásm); CPB I, 191, Halvorsen 1951, 12; Edd. Min. 53, NK 314.


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