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Hlǫðr Heiðreksson (HlǫðH)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 4

Lausavísur — HlǫðH LvVIII (Heiðr)

Hannah Burrows (forthcoming), ‘ Hlǫðr Heiðreksson, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <> (accessed 25 October 2021)

stanzas:  1   2   3 

for reference only:  3x 

SkP info: VIII, 463

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2 — HlǫðH Lv 2VIII (Heiðr 94)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 94 (Hlǫðr Heiðreksson, Lausavísur 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 463.

Til annars vér hingat fórum
en öl at drekka,
þiggja af þjóðan
þínar veigar,
nema ek hálft hafa alt,
þat er Heiðrekr átti:
al ok af oddi,
einum skatti,
ok af kálfi,
kvern þjótandi,
þý ok af þræli
ok þeirra börnum,
hrísi því inu mæta,
er Myrkviðr heitir,
gröf þá ina helgu,
er stendr á Gotþjóðu,
stein þann inn fagra,
er stendr á stöðum Danpar,
hálfar herborgir,
er Heiðrekr átti,
lönd ok lýða
ok ljósa bauga.


We have come here for another [reason] than to drink ale, to receive from the prince your draughts, unless I have half of all that Heiðrekr owned: of awl and of weapon-point, of singular treasure, of cow and of calf, of resounding handmill, of bondwoman and of slave, and of their children; of that excellent forest which is called Myrkviðr, that holy grave, which stands in the land of the Goths, that fair stone, which stands on the banks of the Dnieper, half the war-fortifications which Heiðrekr owned, lands and people and bright rings.

context: In the U redaction this stanza follows directly from the previous one. In R, which does not contain that stanza, Angantýr welcomes Hlǫðr in prose and invites him to drink; Hlǫðr replies that he has come for another reason (Heiðr 1960, 48) en at kýla vǫmb vára ‘than to fill our bellies’.

notes: [5]: From this point 203ˣ switches to copying from a U-redaction exemplar, and has independent textual value. — [19-20]: Wear to 2845 has made these lines very difficult to read; the Readings and Transcription have been taken from Heiðr 1924. — [21-22]: These lines are placed within square brackets in Skj B and omitted altogether in Skald, presumably to further increase the regularity of the stanza (cf. Note to [All] above), but they occur in all three mss (albeit partially in 2845).

texts: Heiðr 94 (78/)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 5. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hervararsaga V 8-9 (AII, 251-2; BII, 271-2); Skald II, 141, NN §§1204, 2376, 2044; Heiðr 1672, 162, FSN 1, 493, Heiðr 1873, 268-70, Heiðr 1924, 87-8, 143-4, FSGJ 2, 55-6, Heiðr 1960, 48-9, 83 (Heiðr); Edd. Min. 3, NK 304, ÍF Edd. II, 419-20, 422.


UppsUB R 715x (R715x) 31v, 13 - 31v, 23 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
AM 203 folx (203x) 110r, 18 - 110r, 22 [5-22] (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
GKS 2845 4° (2845) 73v, 15 - 73v, 20 [5-6, 9-10, 7-8, 11-22] (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
GKS 2845 4° (2845JH) 73v, 15 - 73v, 20 [5-6, 9-10, 7-8, 11-22] (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
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