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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Drápa af Máríugrát (Mgr) - 52

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Drápa af Máríugrát (‘Drápa about the Lament of Mary’) — Anon MgrVII

Kari Ellen Gade 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Drápa af Máríugrát’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 758-95.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 2]. Máríugrátr (AII, 472-82, BII, 505-19)

SkP info: VII, 770-1

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15 — Anon Mgr 15VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 15’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 770-1.

‘Halir á krossinn hilmi* sólar
hófu, en keyrðu í ristr og lófa
stinnoddaða af stáli gadda;
stórlig aungvit á mig fóru.
Hvergi mátti eg fyrir harmi og sorgum
hræra mig, sem dauð eg væra,
angri fyld og eg svá leingi;
laugaðig brár og kinnr í tárum.’


Men lifted {the ruler of the sun} [= God (= Christ)] onto the Cross, and drove stiff-pointed spikes of steel into the insteps and the palms; great swoons came upon me. I could not at all move myself because of distress and sorrows, as if I were dead, and I lay thus for a long time, filled with anguish; I washed eyelashes and cheeks in tears.’

notes: [1-4]: Cf. Mar (1871, 1006): þeir lyptu hann upp ꜳ krossinn rekinn med hordum iarnnauglum ‘they lifted him up on the Cross, studded with hard nails of iron’.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 2]. Máríugrátr 15 (AII, 475; BII, 509); Skald II, 278; Kahle 1898, 58-9, 104, Sperber 1911, 33, Wrightson 2001, 8.


AM 713 4° (713) 125, 9 - 125, 11  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 62v, 18 - 63v, 6  transcr.  
AM 920 4°x (920x) 206v, 13 - 206v, 20  transcr.  image  
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