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Anon Ól 2I

Kate Heslop (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Poem about Óláfr Tryggvason 2’ 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. 1064.

Anonymous PoemsPoem about Óláfr Tryggvason
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Ungur hefir orð
...
...
...
Kendi þeingill Þrænda
þreksnjallr, og drap alla,
mildr, þá er heiðni hieldu,
hvárttveggja trú seggjum.

Ungur ... hefir orð ... {Þreksnjallr, mildr þeingill Þrænda} kendi hvárttveggja trú seggjum, og drap alla, þá er hieldu heiðni.
 
‘Young ... has become ... The mightily wise, generous prince of the Þrœndir [NORWEGIAN KING = Óláfr] both taught the faith to men and killed all those who held to heathendom.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], A. 9. Af et digt om Olaf Tryggvason 2: AII, 462, BII, 494, Skald II, 270; Finnur Jónsson 1884-91, 115, ÓT 1958-2000, III, xxxiii, AM 61 1982, 23-4.

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