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Gestumblindi (Gestumbl)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

Heiðreks gátur (Heiðr) - 37

Heiðreks gátur (‘Riddles of Heiðrekr’) — Gestumbl HeiðrVIII (Heiðr)

Not published: do not cite (Gestumbl HeiðrVIII (Heiðr))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37 

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 5. Heiðreks gátur, Gestumblindes gåder (AII, 221-8, BII, 240-7); stanzas (if different): 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38

SkP info: VIII, 430

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19 — Gestumbl Heiðr 19VIII (Heiðr 66)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 66 (Gestumblindi, Heiðreks gátur 19)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 430.

Hverjar eru þær drósir,         er um dróttin sinn
        vápnlausar vega?
Inar jarpari
        hlífa um alla daga,
        en inar fegri fara.
Heiðrekr konungr,         hyggðu at gátu.

Hverjar eru þær drósir, er vega vápnlausar um dróttin sinn? Inar jarpari hlífa um alla daga, en inar fegri fara. Heiðrekr konungr, hyggðu at gátu.

Who are those girls, who fight weaponless around their lord? The darker ones protect [him] during all the days, but the fairer ones go forth [to attack]. King Heiðrekr, think about the riddle.

texts: Heiðr 66 (53/49)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 5. Heiðreks gátur 13 (AII, 223-4; BII, 242); Skald II, 126, NN §2833; Heiðr 1672, 147, FSN 1, 473, Heiðr 1873, 249, 338, Heiðr 1924, 68, 71, 134, FSGJ 2, 43, Heiðr 1960, 37-8; Edd. Min. 113.

sources

GKS 2845 4° (2845) 71v, 6 - 71v, 8 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 281 4°x (281x) 100r, 12 - 100r, 14 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
AM 597 b 4°x (597bx) 50r, 26 - 50r, 27 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
UppsUB R 715x (R715x) 28r, 8 - 28r, 10 [1-3, 5-6] (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
AM 203 folx (203x) 104r, 15 - 104r, 19 (Heiðr)  image  
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