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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Heiðrekr (Heiðrekr)

volume 8; ed. Hannah Burrows;

Heiðreks gátur (Heiðr) - 1

not in Skj

Heiðreks gátur — Heiðrekr HeiðrVIII (Heiðr)

Not published: do not cite (Heiðrekr HeiðrVIII (Heiðr))


Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 5 [38]. Heiðreks gátur [38], Gestumblindes gåder (AII, 228, BII, 247)

SkP info: VIII, 452

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1 — Heiðrekr Heiðr 1VIII (Heiðr 85)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 85 (Heiðrekr, Heiðreks gátur 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 452.

Undr ok argskap         ok alla bleyði!
En engi vissi         þín þau orð
útan þú einn,         ill vættr ok örm.

Undr ok argskap ok alla bleyði! En engi vissi þau orð þín útan þú einn, ill ok örm vættr.

Shame and depravity and all cowardice! But no one knew those words of yours except you alone, evil and wretched creature.

texts: Heiðr 85

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 5. Heiðreks gátur 38 (AII, 228; BII, 247); Skald II, 128, NN §2364; FSN 1, 487, Heiðr 1873, 263, Heiðr 1924, 83; Edd. Min. 120.


AM 597 b 4°x (597bx) 51r, 27 - 51r, 29 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
AM 281 4°x (281x) 101r, 2 - 101r, 3 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
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