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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ragnarr loðbrók (Rloð)

volume 8; ed. Rory McTurk;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 10

not in Skj

Lausavísur — Rloð LvVIII (Ragn)

Rory McTurk (forthcoming), ‘ Ragnarr loðbrók, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <> (accessed 21 January 2022)

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SkP info: VIII, 639

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4 — Rloð Lv 4VIII (Ragn 8)

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Ragnars saga loðbrókar 8 (Ragnarr loðbrók, Lausavísur 4)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 639.

Sigurðr mun sveinn of heitinn;
sá mun orrostur heyja,
mjök líkr vera móður
ok mögr föður kallaðr.
Sá mun Óðins ættar
yfirþáttr vera heitinn;
þeim er ormr í auga,
er annan lét svelta.

Sveinn mun of heitinn Sigurðr; sá mun heyja orrostur, vera mjök líkr móður ok kallaðr mögr föður. Sá mun vera heitinn yfirþáttr ættar Óðins; ormr er í auga þeim, er lét annan svelta.

The boy will be called Sigurðr; he will engage in battles, will be very like his mother and called his father’s son. He will come to be known as the chief scion of Óðinn’s dynasty; there is a snake in the eye of him [Sigurðr Fáfnisbani] who caused another [snake, Fáfnir] to die.

texts: Ragn 8

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 2. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ragnarssaga loðbrókar IV 1 (AII, 233-4; BII, 253); Skald II, 131, NN §3180; FSN 1, 258 (Ragn ch. 8), Ragn 1891, 193 (ch. 8), Ragn 1906-8, 136, 181, 200-1 (ch. 9), Ragn 1944, 56-7 (ch. 9), FSGJ 1, 245-6 (Ragn ch. 9), Ragn 1985, 121 (ch. 9), Ragn 2003, 30-1 (ch. 9), CPB II, 347.


NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 62v, 8 - 62v, 11 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  
AM 147 4° (147) 99v, 20 - 99v, 22 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  image  
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