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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Gizurr Grýtingaliði (GizGrý)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 7

not in Skj

Lausavísur — GizGrý LvVIII (Heiðr)

Hannah Burrows (forthcoming), ‘ Gizurr Grýtingaliði, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <> (accessed 21 September 2021)

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SkP info: VIII, 482

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5 — GizGrý Lv 5VIII (Heiðr 113)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 113 (Gizurr Grýtingaliði, Lausavísur 5)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 482.

Býð ek yðr at Dylgju,
ok á Dúnheiði,
orrustu undir
†hræsi yðr
at hverju†
ok láti svá Óðinn flein fljúga,
sem ek fyrir mæli!


I offer you battle at Dylgja and on Dúnheiðr under Jassarfjǫll; and may Óðinn let the spear fly as I determine!

context: The stanza is introduced (Heiðr 1960, 56): Ok enn ‘And again’.

notes: [1-4]: Echoes, though not exactly, Angantýr’s instructions to Gizurr in Heiðr 111. — [1-4]: On the place names, see Notes to Heiðr 111/1, 2 and 4. — [5-6]: Suggestions for emendations to these lines are varied and conjectural. — [7-8]: Cf. Vsp 24/1-2 (NK 6): Fleygði Óðinn | oc í fólc um scaut ‘Óðinn let fly [a spear] and shot [it] into the troop’. There are a number of examples of Óðinn consecrating an enemy army to himself by shooting a spear over their troop, or of human participants consecrating an army to Óðinn by doing the same: see e.g. Eyrb ch. 44 (ÍF 4, 122): En er flokkrinn Snorra gekk neðan skriðuna, þá skaut Steinþórr spjóti at fornum sið til heilla sér yfir flokk Snorra ‘And when Snorri’s troop went up the scree, Steinþórr shot a spear over Snorri’s troop for luck according to the ancient custom’. See also ARG II, 49 (§376), Turville-Petre (1964, 47). Line 7 is unmetrical with svá Óðinn being extrametrical.

texts: Heiðr 113

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 5. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hervararsaga VII 11 (AII, 255; BII, 275); Skald II, 143, NN §2377, FF §22; Heiðr 1672, 174, FSN 1, 501-2, Heiðr 1873, 283-4, Heiðr 1924, 152-3, FSGJ 2, 64, Heiðr 1960, 56 (Heiðr); Edd. Min. 10, NK 309, ÍF Edd. II, 428.


AM 203 folx (203x) 111v, 27 - 111v, 29 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
UppsUB R 715x (R715x) 34v, 22 - 35r, 2 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
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