Data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas

login: password: stay logged in: help

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.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45   46   47   48   49   50   51   52   53   54   55   56   57   58   59   60 

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

SkP info: VII, 900

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

13 — Anon Mey 13VII

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 13’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 900.

Hennar önd í sælu sanna
sannur leiddi hjálpari manna;
páskadag með sætum sigri
sæta guðs fekk virðing mæta.
Magðaléna meiri frægðir
Máría þiggr af drottni várum
nær og firr en neinn megi skýra;
nafn hennar sie blessað jafnan.

 

{The true helper of men} [= God (= Christ)] led her soul to true bliss; on Easter Day {the woman of God} [HOLY WOMAN = Mary Magdalene] got precious honour with a sweet victory. Mary Magdalene receives more fame from our Lord near and far than anyone could explain; may her name always be blessed.

notes: [1-4]: The poet again uses rhetorical colours to embellish the high points of his verse, with the artful repetition of sannr ‘true’ (ll. 1 and 2) and the use of sætum (l. 3) and sæta (l. 4), homonyms but from different roots. Cf. similar word-play in sts 5, 7/1-2, 14/1-4, 16/3-4, 22/5-6, 36 and 44/5-6.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum 13 (AII, 529; BII, 585); Skald II, 323.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 11r - 11r  transcr.  image  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 24, 4 - 24, 6 ()  image  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated