Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 119 (Angantýr Heiðreksson, Lausavísur 11)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 487.
context: The stanza is introduced (Heiðr 1960, 58), Ok enn kvað hann ‘and he said again’.
notes: : Internecine slaughter is frequently mentioned in medieval sources as particularly heinous, and is the first mentioned catastrophe for the human world at Ragnarǫk in Vsp 45/1-2. The present conflict is foreshadowed in Heiðr 34 and 43, in which Angantýr Arngrímsson warns Hervǫr that the cursed sword Tyrfingr will spilla allri ætt þinni ‘destroy all your family’. Angantýr and Hlǫðr Heiðrekssynir are Hervǫr’s grandsons. — : Both mss leave a blank space to the end of the ms. line after this stanza, and in 203ˣ l. 4 is written in slightly larger letters, as if perhaps written in later, though it is in the scribal hand.
texts: ‹Heiðr 119
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 5. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hervararsaga VII 16 (AII, 256; BII, 276); Skald II, 144; Heiðr 1672, 176-7, FSN 1, 508, Heiðr 1873, 289, Heiðr 1924, 155, FSGJ 2, 67, Heiðr 1960, 58 (Heiðr); Edd. Min. 12, NK 312, ÍF Edd. II, 430.