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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Heilagra meyja drápa (Mey) - 60

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Heilagra meyja drápa (‘Drápa about Holy Maidens’) — Anon MeyVII

Kirsten Wolf 2007, ‘ 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. <> (accessed 18 January 2022)

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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, 915-16

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39 — Anon Mey 39VII

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Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 39’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 915-16.

Bál var kynt um brúði sæla;
bik vellanda um meyna helliz;
Lúcía stóð í loganum blessuð
lof færandi drottni kærum.
Lýðrinn fyldiz ljótrar æði;
leggur einn af greifans seggjum
hvíta frú með hvössu spjóti;
heldr hun nú með drottni veldi.

Bál var kynt um sæla brúði; vellanda bik helliz um meyna; blessuð Lúcía stóð í loganum færandi lof kærum drottni. Lýðrinn fyldiz ljótrar æði; einn af greifans seggjum leggur hvíta frú með hvössu spjóti; hun heldr nú veldi með drottni.

A fire was kindled around the blessed bride; boiling pitch is poured over the maiden; the blessed Lucy stood in the flame giving praise to the dear Lord. The people were filled with ugly rage; one of the count’s men pierces the bright lady with a sharp spear; she now holds power with the Lord.

Mss: 721(9r), 713(26)

Readings: [2] um: á 713    [3] loganum: so 713, om. 721

Editions: Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum 39: AII, 534, BII, 591-2, Skald II, 327, NN §3397n.

Notes: [1]: This l. is exactly the same as st. 28/1.

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