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, 924-5

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53 — Anon Mey 53VII

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Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 53’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 924-5.

Sunnefa stökk með Seljumönnum;
sætu lýður Írland flýði;
austr um haf fór jungfrú Kristi;
eyjar til kom fylgi meyjar.
Frúin skínandi fór til bænar;
fellu á þau stórir hellar;
brúðar stendr í Björgvin miðri
blómligt skrín að helgum dómi.

Sunnefa stökk með Seljumönnum; lýður sætu flýði Írland; {jungfrú Kristi} fór austr um haf; fylgi meyjar kom til eyjar. Skínandi frúin fór til bænar; stórir hellar fellu á þau; blómligt skrín brúðar stendr að helgum dómi í miðri Björgvin.

Sunniva took to flight with the men of Selja; the people of the woman fled Ireland; {the virgin of Christ} [HOLY WOMAN] went east across the sea; the followers of the maiden came to an island. The shining lady went to pray; large rocks fell on them; the magnificent shrine of the woman stands in the sanctuary in the middle of Bergen.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum 53 (AII, 537; BII, 595); Skald II, 330, NN §§1849A, 3397N.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 9v - 10r (Mey)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 27, 24 - 27, 26  image  image  
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