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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, 909

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28 — Anon Mey 28VII

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Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 28’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 909.

Bál var kynt um brúði sæla;
börðu þeir með grjóti hörðu
lýðir jarls í logandi glóðum
listugt víf, er játti Kristi.
Sæt Ágáða sárar þrautir
sigrað fekk, er hræddiz ekki;
henni skal með helgum mönnum
haldaz vegr, en minkaz aldri.

Bál var kynt um sæla brúði; þeir, jarls lýðir, börðu listugt víf, er játti Kristi, með hörðu grjóti í logandi glóðum. Sæt Ágáða, er hræddiz ekki, fekk sigrað sárar þrautir; með helgum mönnum skal henni vegr haldaz, en minkaz aldri.

A fire was kindled around the blessed bride; they, the earl’s men, pelted the wonderful woman, who professed Christ, with hard stones [as she stood] in the blazing flames. Sweet Agatha, who was not afraid, won victory over the painful tortures; among the saints [lit. holy people] her honour will remain, and never decrease.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum 28 (AII, 532; BII, 589); Skald II, 326, NN §1843.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 11v - 9r (Mey)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 25, 13 - 25, 15 ()  image  image  
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