Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 101 (Humli konungr, Lausavísur 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 473.
context: The stanza follows directly on from the previous one.
notes: [3-4]: Previous eds have made various conjectural attempts at alliteration across these lines. Jón Helgason (1967, 232) highlights some other examples of this alliterative pattern in fornyrðislag, but only from later poetry. — [5-6]: The implication is that absolutely all resources will be drawn on, with warriors and horses utilised from the youngest possible age. Foote and Wilson (1980, 116) suggest ‘there are some signs that in an earlier period [than extant written laws] boys of twelve were accepted as full-grown members of society’.
texts: ‹Heiðr 101›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 5. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hervararsaga VI 2 (AII, 253-4; BII, 273); Skald II, 142, NN §3185; Heiðr 1672, 166-7, FSN 1, 496, Heiðr 1873, 275, Heiðr 1924, 147, FSGJ 2, 59, Heiðr 1960, 52 (Heiðr); Edd. Min. 6, NK 306, ÍF Edd. II, 424.