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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

I. 3. Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar (Óldr) - 28

2.1: Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar (‘Drápa about Óláfr Tryggvason’) — Anon ÓldrI

Kate Heslop 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1031.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XII]: [1]. Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar, ‘er Halfredr orti vandræda skalld’, et digt fra det 12. årh. (AI, 573-8, BI, 567-74)

SkP info: I, 1053

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22 — Anon Óldr 22I

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Cite as: Kate Heslop (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar 22’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1053.

Skaut á grœnt með grjóti
grár ægir sôrum
(lôgu liðsmenn bjúgir)
land (sem brúk of strandir).
En fjaðrdøkkum flokkum
flugu hrafns at þat nafnar;
skygnum skœðasǫgnum
skógs fang gerðisk þangat.

 

The grey ocean cast a wounded corpse up with gravel on the green land; household troops lay twisted like heaps of seaweed across the beaches. And {the namesakes of the raven} [RAVENS] flew after that in feather-dark flocks; prey was produced there {for the sharp-sighted harm-crew of the forest}. [WOLVES]

notes: [1-4]: Bodies floating ashore after a sea-battle is a conventional skaldic topos; further examples are collected in NN §2522.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XII]: [1]. Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar 22 (AI, 577; BI, 573); Skald I, 277, NN §§2522, 2548; Munch and Unger 1847, 123, 141, Gullberg 1875, 18, 39.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 113ra, 19 - 113ra, 23  transcr.  image  image  
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