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Vargeisa/Álfsól (Vargeisa)

volume 8; ed. Richard L. Harris;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 6

Lausavísur — Vargeisa LvVIII (HjǪ)

Not published: do not cite (Vargeisa LvVIII (HjǪ))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6 

SkP info: VIII, 538

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6 — Vargeisa Lv 6VIII (HjǪ 46)

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Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 46 (Vargeisa/Álfsól, Lausavísur 6)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 538.

Keyptir þú Snarvendil
með kossi einum;
var þat verð lítit,
vel frá ek mér kæmi.
Örr mundir þú af auði,
ef optar svá fengir,
jöfurr inn ógndjarfi
ok einkarhepni.


You bought Snarvendill with a single kiss; that was a low price, [but] I learnt it was fortunate for me. You would be liberal with riches, if you got such more often, dreadfully bold and very fortunate prince.

context: Another young woman, who turns out to be princess Álfsól, reminds Hjálmþér of how, when she was enchanted as Vargeisa the finngálkn, he obtained the sword Snarvendill from her for a kiss, which in turn saved her from the enchantment.

notes: [5-8]: The admonition to the hero to be generous is similar to Hervǫr’s advice to Hjálmþér in HjǪ 27.

texts: HjǪ 46

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis VI 5 (AII, 341; BII, 363); Skald II, 196; HjǪ 1720, 74, FSN 3, 513, FSGJ 4, 238-9, HjǪ 1970, 60, 110, 178.


AM 109 a III 8°x (109a IIIx) 281r, 8 - 281r, 11 (HjǪ)  transcr.  image  
Holm papp 6 4°x (papp6x) 59v - 59v (HjǪ)  image  
ÍBR 5 folx (ÍBR5x) 104 - 104 (HjǪ)  image  
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