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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Not published: do not cite (Gestumbl HeiðrVIII (Heiðr))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, 444

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30 — Gestumbl Heiðr 30VIII (Heiðr 77)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 77 (Gestumblindi, Heiðreks gátur 30)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 444.

Hverr er sá inn eini,         er sefr í ösgrúa,
        ok af grjóti einu görr?
Föður né móður
        áat sá inn fagrgjarni;
        þar mun hann sinn aldr ala.
Heiðrekr konungr,         hyggðu at gátu.

Hverr er sá inn eini, er sefr í ösgrúa, ok görr af grjóti einu? Sá inn fagrgjarni áat föður né móður; þar mun hann ala aldr sinn. Heiðrekr konungr, hyggðu at gátu.

Who is that, the lone one, who sleeps in the ash-grate, and is struck from stone alone? That bright-eager one has neither father nor mother; there he must spend his life. King Heiðrekr, think about the riddle.

texts: Heiðr 77 (54/59)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 5. Heiðreks gátur 14 (AII, 224; BII, 242-3); Skald II, 126, NN §3176; Heiðr 1672, 147, FSN 1, 474, Heiðr 1873, 257-8, 338, Heiðr 1924, 69, 77, 135, FSGJ 2, 43, Heiðr 1960, 38; Edd. Min. 117-18.

sources

GKS 2845 4° (2845) 71v, 9 - 71v, 10 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 281 4°x (281x) 100v, 11 - 100v, 13 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
AM 597 b 4°x (597bx) 51r, 1 - 51r, 3 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
UppsUB R 715x (R715x) 28r, 22 - 28v, 1 [1-6] (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
AM 203 folx (203x) 104r, 25 - 104v, 4 (Heiðr)  image  
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