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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Not published: do not cite (Gestumbl HeiðrVIII (Heiðr))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, 443

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29 — Gestumbl Heiðr 29VIII (Heiðr 76)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 76 (Gestumblindi, Heiðreks gátur 29)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 443.

Fjórir hanga,         fjórir ganga,
tveir veg vísa,         tveir hundum varða,
einn eptir drallar         ok jafnan heldr saurugr.
Heiðrekr konungr,         hyggðu at gátu.

Fjórir hanga, fjórir ganga, tveir vísa veg, tveir varða hundum, einn drallar eptir ok jafnan heldr saurugr. Heiðrekr konungr, hyggðu at gátu.

Four hang, four go, two point the way, two ward off dogs, one trails after and [is] always rather dirty. King Heiðrekr, think about the riddle.

texts: Heiðr 76 (67/58)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 5. Heiðreks gátur 27 (AII, 226; BII, 245); Skald II, 127, NN §§2362, 3397C; FSN 1, 484, Heiðr 1873, 257, 343, Heiðr 1924, 77, 81, FSGJ 2, 49, Heiðr 1960, 43; Edd. Min. 117.

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GKS 2845 4° (2845) 72r, 22 - 72v, 2 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 281 4°x (281x) 100v, 8 - 100v, 9 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
AM 597 b 4°x (597bx) 50v, 27 - 50v, 29 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
AM 203 folx (203x) 107v, 18 - 108r, 2 (Heiðr)  image  
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