volume 8; ed. Wilhelm Heizmann;
Buslubæn (Busl) - 9
not in Skj
Busla BuslVIII (Bós)
Not published: do not cite (Busla BuslVIII (Bós))
Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 14. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Bósasaga, Buslubœn (AII, 330-2, BII, 350-3)
SkP info: VIII, 30
3 — Busla Busl 3VIII (Bós 3)
Cite as: Wilhelm Heizmann (ed.) 2017, ‘Bósa saga 3 (Busla, Buslubæn 3)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 30.
nema þú, Hringr konungr,
ok honum Bósa
May spirit beings become lost, may the monstrous become reality, may the cliffs falter, may the world become disturbed, may the weather become chaotic, may the monstrous become reality, unless you, King Hringr, make peace with Herrauðr and grant freedom to Bósi.
notes: In stanzas
three to six, three different areas are named in which the curse exerts its
power: Nature will fall into chaos, the king’s body will be battered and
contact with the outside world will be cut off, as travelling in ships and
horseback riding will be rendered impossible. These four stanzas are bound
together through refrain-like repetition in the four final lines of each, in
which both prisoners are named in reverse order. All four are longer than the
normal eight lines of a fornyrðislag stanza, st.
3 having ten lines and sts 4-6 having twelve.
texts: ‹Bós 3› (ch. 5)
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 14. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Bósasaga 3 (AII, 330; BII, 351); Skald II, 189; Bós 1666, 18, FSN 3, 203, Bós 1893, 16, FSGJ 3, 292, Bós 1996, 13; Edd. Min. 123-4.