Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Codex Regius of the Poetic Edda: an electronic edition (Edd.)

ed. Haraldur Bernharðsson;

not in Skj

prose works

Helgakviða Hundingsbana II (Hhund II) - 73

Helgakviða Hundingsbana II

Not published: do not cite ()

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4a — [not skaldic]

Cite as: Not published: do not cite ([not skaldic])

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Undan komz Helgi ok fór á herskip. Hann felldi Hunding konung ok var síðan kallaðr Helgi Hundings bani. Hann lá með her sinn íBrunavágum ok hafði þar strandhögg ok átu þar hrátt. Högni hét konungr; hans dóttir var Sigrún; hon var valkyrja ok reið loft ok lög; hon var Sváva endrborin. Sigrún reið að skipum Helga ok kvað:

(Helgi got away onto a warship. He killed King Hunding and after that was called Helgi Hundings-killer. With his army he lay in Bruna-bay and there they butchered cattle on the beach and ate them up raw. Hogni was the name of a king. His daughter was Sigrun; she was a valkyrie and rode through air and over the sea; she was Svava reincarnated. Sigrun rode to Helgi’s ships and said:

editions: Skj Not in Skj;


GKS 2365 4° (R) 24v, 1 - 24v, 6 (Edda)  image  image  
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