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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.

 

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.

notes: Because the leaves of 721 on which Mey has been written are now out of order, the first part of st. 29 is at the end of fol. 11v (up to l. 5 Sæt), while the rest of the st. begins fol. 9r. — [1]: Exactly the same l. is at st. 39/1.

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

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