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Hergunnr (Hergunnr)

volume 8; ed. Richard L. Harris;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 3

Lausavísur — Hergunnr LvVIII (HjǪ)

Richard L. Harris (forthcoming), ‘ Hergunnr, 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=3146> (accessed 27 May 2022)

stanzas:  1   2   3 

SkP info: VIII, 507

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1 — Hergunnr Lv 1VIII (HjǪ 15)

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Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 15 (Hergunnr, Lausavísur 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 507.

Tölum ek treysti
at tala við höfþingja,
þó munum vér lítit,
þat er til vegar horfir.
Skulum til skála
skunda göngu
ok menn mildungs
merkja á seyði.

 

I trust in my powers of speech to talk with chieftains, yet we [I] will [do] little that leads to honour. We shall speed our course to the hall and observe the prince’s men on the fire.

context: The grotesque sea-ogress Hergunnr (lit. ‘War-battle’) urges her sisters on to the ‘hall’, in fact only a tent, to see Hjálmþér’s men burn.

notes: This stanza is omitted in papp6ˣ, and hence in the eds that are based on this ms. FSN reproduces the text in a footnote.

texts: HjǪ 15

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis III 5 (AII, 335; BII, 356); Skald II, 192, NN §2615; FSN 3, 483, n. 1, HjǪ 1970, 32, 89, 147.

sources

AM 109 a III 8°x (109a IIIx) 270v, 3 - 270v, 6 (HjǪ)  transcr.  image  
ÍBR 5 folx (ÍBR5x) 91 - 91 (HjǪ)  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated