Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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VII. Heilagra meyja drápa (Mey) - 60

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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, 923

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51 — Anon Mey 51VII

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Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 51’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 923.

Möttul sinn liet meyja drottins
mætan upp og dreginn úr vætu
sýslufull á sólargeisla;
sólin hielt, sem lægi á stóli.
Merkiligust í miðri kirkju
meyjan fór um tíðir deyja
píslalaus sem göfugur geisli;
gæti hun vár, að syndir bætiz.

{Meyja drottins} liet upp mætan möttul sinn og dreginn úr vætu sýslufull á sólargeisla, sólin hielt, sem lægi á stóli. Merkiligust meyjan fór deyja píslalaus sem göfugur geisli um tíðir í miðri kirkju; gæti hun vár, að syndir bætiz.

{The maiden of the Lord} [HOLY WOMAN] placed her precious cloak which was [lit. and] drawn out of the water, careful, on a sunbeam; the sun held it, as if it [the cloak] lay on a chair. The very remarkable maiden died without torments like a noble light-beam during mass in the middle of the church; may she watch over us, so that our sins are atoned for.

Mss: 721(9v), 713(27)

Readings: [6] deyja: deyja 721, 713

Editions: Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum 51: AII, 537, BII, 594-5, Skald II, 329.

Notes: [1-4]: One of Brigid’s miraculous deeds, attested from the earliest lives onwards, was that, after being caught in a downpour of rain, she hung out her wet cloak to dry on a sunbeam (Connolly and Picard 1987, 15).

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