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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Not published: do not cite (Gestumbl HeiðrVIII (Heiðr))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, 416

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7 — Gestumbl Heiðr 7VIII (Heiðr 54)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 54 (Gestumblindi, Heiðreks gátur 7)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 416.

Hverr byggir há fjöll?         Hverr fellr í djúpa dali?
Hverr andalauss lifir?         Hverr æva þegir?
Heiðrekr konungr,         hyggðu at gátu.

Hverr byggir há fjöll? Hverr fellr í djúpa dali? Hverr lifir andalauss? Hverr þegir æva? Heiðrekr konungr, hyggðu at gátu.

Who lives on high mountains? Who falls in the deep dales? Who lives without breath? Who is never silent? King Heiðrekr, think about the riddle.

texts: Heiðr 54 (/37)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 5. Heiðreks gátur 31 (AII, 227; BII, 246); Skald II, 128; FSN 1, 482, Heiðr 1873, 240-1, Heiðr 1924, 62-3, Heiðr 1960, 80; Edd. Min. 108-9.

sources

AM 281 4°x (281x) 99r, 31 - 99v, 1 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
AM 597 b 4°x (597bx) 49v, 9 - 49v, 10 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
AM 203 folx (203x) 107ra, 1 - 107ra, 5 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
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