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Busla (Busla)

volume 8; ed. Wilhelm Heizmann;

Buslubæn (Busl) - 9

Buslubæn — Busla BuslVIII (Bós)

Not published: do not cite (Busla BuslVIII (Bós))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9 

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 14. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Bósasaga, Buslubœn (AII, 330-2, BII, 350-3)

SkP info: VIII, 31

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4 — Busla Busl 4VIII (Bós 4)

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Cite as: Wilhelm Heizmann (ed.) 2017, ‘Bósa saga 4 (Busla, Buslubæn 4)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 31.

Svá skal ek þjarma
þér at brjósti,
at hjarta þitt
höggormar gnagi,
en eyru þín
aldrigi heyri,
ok augu þín
úthverf snúiz,
nema þú Bósa
björg um veitir
ok honum Herrauð
heipt upp gefir.


I shall so oppress your breast as though adders are gnawing at your heart, and your ears shall never hear [again], and your eyes shall turn outwards, unless you grant Bósi freedom and forego your hatred towards Herrauðr.

notes: The curse in this stanza is directed at the bodily welfare of the king. He will endure not only pains, but he will simultaneously be locked within himself to the extent that his eyes and ears, two vital sensory organs, will cease to function.

texts: Bós 4 (ch. 5)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 14. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Bósasaga 4 (AII, 330-1; BII, 351); Skald II, 189, NN § 793; Bós 1666, 18-19, FSN 3, 203-4, Bós 1893, 16-17, FSGJ 3, 292, Bós 1996, 13; Edd. Min. 124.


AM 586 4° (586) 14r, 37 - 14r, 39 (Bós)  image  image  image  
AM 577 4° (577) 53v, 6 - 53v, 9 (Bós)  image  image  
AM 510 4° (510) 11r, 18 - 11r, 20 (Bós)  image  image  
AM 340 4°x (340x) 271, 5 - 271, 8 (Bós)  image  
AM 361 4°x (361x) 3r - 3r (Bós)  
AM 361 4°x (361x) 11r - 11r (Bós)  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated