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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Heilagra meyja drápa (Mey) - 60

Heilagra meyja drápa (‘Drápa about Holy Maidens’) — Anon MeyVII

Kirsten Wolf 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Heilagra meyja drápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 891-930.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum, Heilagra meyja drápa. (AII, 526-39, BII, 582-97)

SkP info: VII, 899-900

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12 — Anon Mey 12VII

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Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 12’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 899-900.

Jésús Kristus upp nam rísa
einn og þrennr og birtiz henni;
postulum sagði hun prýðimestum
prúða sýn, er fegnir trúðu.
Eyðimerkur sótti síðan
sára nauð um þrjátigi ára;
hvern dag hun með hjálparaugum
himna dýrð, er guð várr skýrði.

 

Jesus Christ rose up single and threefold and revealed himself to her; she related the beautiful sight to the most magnificent Apostles, who, glad, believed [it]. Then she sought out the deserts for painful trial for thirty years; every day she saw with eyes of help the glory of the heavens, which our God displayed.

notes: [1-2]: The gospels of John (XX.11-18) and Mark (XVI.9) represent Mary Magdalene as the first person to whom the risen Christ made an appearance, and relate that she then informed the disciples of this news. According to Mark XVI.11, she was not believed. — [5-8]: In the Western Christian tradition Mary Magdalene became a type of the contemplative and the penitent.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum 12 (AII, 529; BII, 585); Skald II, 323.

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AM 713 4° (713) 24, 1 - 24, 3 ()  image  image  
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