Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 20 (Innsteinn Gunnlaðarson, Innsteinskviða 4)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 321.
stanza is introduced by the words: Innsteinn
kvað ‘Innsteinn said’.
notes: Here and in two further stanzas (Hálf 22 and 24), Innsteinn tries to persuade Hálfr to abandon his proposed visit to Ásmundr by telling him of three foreboding dreams he has had. Their cumulative effect is underlined by the verbal repetition of Innsteinn’s question to Hálfr about the meaning of these dreams in ll. 7-8 of each stanza.
texts: ‹Hálf 20›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga VI 7 (AII, 259-60; BII, 280); Skald II, 146; Hálf 1864, 18, Hálf 1909, 102, FSGJ 2, 111, Hálf 1981, 118, 180; Edd. Min. 34.