Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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4. Hrólfs saga kraka — chs 34-35 (Hr) - 27

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The skaldic database has been adapted here to include prose texts for teaching purposes. The text of Hrólfs saga is from Guðni Jónsson’s edition in Fornaldar sögur norðurlanda (1954); Skáldskaparmál is based on the text in Anthony Faulkes’s Viking Society edition; Laxdœla saga and Grœnlendinga saga are taken from the Íslenzk fornrit series. The text of Vǫlsunga saga is from Gordon’s Introduction to Old Norse, with incest restored. The first section of Hrólfs saga includes a close, unidiomatic parallel translation by Tarrin Wills. The glossary has also been produced by Tarrin Wills.

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Hrólfs saga kraka — chs 34-35

Not published: do not cite ()

prose sections:  34.1   34.2   34.3   34.4   34.5   34.6   34.7   34.8   34.9   34.10   34.11   34.12   34.13   34.14   35.1   35.2   35.3   35.4   35.5   35.6   35.7   35.8   35.9   35.10   35.11   35.12   35.13 

8 — Prose: Hr 34.8

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Cite as: Not published: do not cite (Prose: Hr 34.8)

Bǫðvarr bað hann þegja. Hann setr við holan lófann ok tekr svá við knútunni ok fylgir leggrinn með. Bǫðvarr sendir aptr knútuna ok setr á þann sem kastaði, ok rétt framan í hann með svá harðri svipan at hann fekk bana. Slær þá myklum ótta yfir hirðmennina.

 

Bǫðvarr told him to be quiet. He puts up his open palm and so catches the knuckle-bone and his arm went with it. Bǫðvarr sends the knuckle-bone back and aims at the one who threw it, and directly at him with such a strong movement that he was killed. A great fear then fell over the retinue.

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