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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Not published: do not cite (Gestumbl HeiðrVIII (Heiðr))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, 440

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26 — Gestumbl Heiðr 26VIII (Heiðr 73)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 73 (Gestumblindi, Heiðreks gátur 26)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 440.

Hvat er þat dýra,         er drepr fé manna,
        ok er jarni kringt útan?
Horn hefir átta,
        en höfuð ekki,
        ok fylgja því margir mjök.
Heiðrekr konungr,         hyggðu at gátu.

Hvat dýra er þat, er drepr fé manna, ok er kringt útan jarni? Hefir átta horn, en ekki höfuð, ok mjök margir fylgja því. Heiðrekr konungr, hyggðu at gátu.

What is the creature who slays men’s flocks and is surrounded outside with iron? It has eight horns, but no head, and a great many follow it. King Heiðrekr, think about the riddle.

texts: Heiðr 73 (56/55)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 5. Heiðreks gátur 16 (AII, 224; BII, 243); Skald II, 126; Heiðr 1672, 147, FSN 1, 475-6, Heiðr 1873, 254, 339, Heiðr 1924, 71-2, 74-5, 134-5, FSGJ 2, 44, Heiðr 1960, 39; Edd. Min. 116.

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GKS 2845 4° (2845) 71v, 14 - 71v, 16 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 281 4°x (281x) 100r, 31 - 100r, 32 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
AM 597 b 4°x (597bx) 50v, 16 - 50v, 18 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
UppsUB R 715x (R715x) 28r, 13 - 28r, 15 [1-6] (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
AM 203 folx (203x) 104v, 25 - 104v, 30 (Heiðr)  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated