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Marmennill (Marm)

volume 8; ed. Hubert Seelow;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 7

Lausavísur — Marm LvVIII (Hálf)

Hubert Seelow (forthcoming), ‘ Marmennill, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3128> (accessed 19 September 2021)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7 

SkP info: VIII, 311

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3 — Marm Lv 3VIII (Hálf 8)

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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.

Sögu kann ek segja
sonum Háleygja
vilgi góða,
ef þér vilið heyra.
Hér ferr sunnan
Svarðar dóttir,
um drifin dreyra,
frá Danmörku.

 

I can tell the sons of the Háleygir a story [which is] by no means good, if you want to hear it. Here Svǫrðr’s daughter, drenched with blood, moves from the south from Denmark.

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.

sources

GKS 2845 4° (2845) 34r, 3 - 34r, 5 (Hálf)  transcr.  image  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated