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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Not published: do not cite (Gestumbl HeiðrVIII (Heiðr))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, 415

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6 — Gestumbl Heiðr 6VIII (Heiðr 53)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 53 (Gestumblindi, Heiðreks gátur 6)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 415.

Hverr er sá inn mikli,         er mörgu ræðr,
        ok horfir til heljar hálfr?
*Öldum bergr
        en við jörð sakaz,
        ef hann hefir sér vel traustan vin.
Heiðrekr konungr,         hyggðu at gátu.

Hverr er sá inn mikli, er ræðr mörgu, ok horfir hálfr til heljar? Bergr *öldum en sakaz við jörð, ef hann hefir sér vel traustan vin. Heiðrekr konungr, hyggðu at gátu.

Who is that, the great one, who governs much, and half [of him] turns to Hel? He protects men but contends with the earth, if he has for himself a well-trusted friend. King Heiðrekr, think about the riddle.

texts: Heiðr 53 (63/36)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 5. Heiðreks gátur 23 (AII, 225-6; BII, 244); Skald II, 127, NN §2361; Heiðr 1672, 148, FSN 1, 480, Heiðr 1873, 239-40, 341, Heiðr 1924, 61-2, 78, 136, FSGJ 2, 47, Heiðr 1960, 41-2; Edd. Min. 108.

sources

GKS 2845 4° (2845) 72r, 10 - 72r, 11 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  image  
UppsUB R 715x (R715x) 28v, 15 - 28v, 17 [1-6] (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
AM 281 4°x (281x) 99r, 24 - 99r, 26 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
AM 597 b 4°x (597bx) 49v, 3 - 49v, 5 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
AM 203 folx (203x) 106ra, 1 - 106ra, 7 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
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