Cite as: Wilhelm Heizmann (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Vǫlsa þáttr 9’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1100.
context: The maid
accepts Vǫlsi enthusiastically, enfolding and stroking it, and speaking a stanza
in which she takes up the obscene challenge of st. 2/5-8 and st. 8/9-10. The guest to whom
she passes Vǫlsi next is identified in the following prose text as Finnr
notes: The stanza appears to have a superfluous half-line, which, judging from the alliterative scheme, is either the present l. 3 (which Heusler and Ranisch omit in Edd. Min.) or l. 5 (which they print in a footnote); cf. Note to st. 8/3-4.
texts: ‹Vǫlsa 9›,
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 4. Vers af Vǫlsaþáttr 9 (AII, 220; BII, 238-9); Skald II, 124; Flat 1860-8, II, 334 (Vǫlsa); Guðbrandur Vigfússon 1860, 136, CPB II, 382, Edd. Min. 125, Schröder 1933, 82.