Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 8 (Marmennill, Lausavísur 3)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 311.
context: The merman now speaks four prophetic stanzas with no intervening prose
warning that the Danish king Hreiðarr is preparing to take vengeance for the death
of his daughter Hringja, and that he will mount an attack on Hjǫrleifr’s hall,
from which Hjǫrleifr will escape and kill Hreiðarr’s son Heri with a spear. The
stanza is preceded by the words: En er þeir
reru þangat með hann, sem þeir höfðu
hann upp dregit, þá kvað hann … ‘And as
they rowed with him to the spot, where they had hauled him up, he said …’.
texts: ‹Hálf 8›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga IV 2 (AII, 257; BII, 277); Skald II, 145; Hálf 1864, 10, Hálf 1909, 84, FSGJ 2, 102, Hálf 1981, 113-14, 174; Edd. Min. 91.