Cite as: †Desmond Slay (ed.) 2017, ‘Hrólfs saga kraka 7 (Elg-Fróði, Lausavísa 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 546.
The following fragments of poetry come from much later episodes in Hrólf; Elg-Fróði Lv 1 and Þórhunds Lv 1 belong together and come from the legend of Bǫðvarr bjarki ‘Little Bear’.
|Grenjar skálm, gengr ór slíðrum;
minniz hönd hildar verka.
Skálm grenjar, gengur ór slíðrum; hönd minniz verka hildar.
The sword yells, comes out of the sheath; the hand remembers deeds of battle.
Mss: 285ˣ(19r), 9ˣ(24r), 11ˣ(22r), 109a IIˣ(234v), papp17ˣ(297r) (Hrólf)
Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 1. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hrólfs saga kraka 7: AII, 231, BII, 251, Skald II, 130; Hrólf 1960, 63.
Context: Elg-Fróði, who is half man, half elk, threatens an intruder, who is
actually his brother Þórir with his hood over his face.
Notes: [All]: The metre is kviðuháttr.