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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eskál Hardr 1III

R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2017, ‘Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Haraldsdrápa blátannar 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 137.

Einarr skálaglamm HelgasonHaraldsdrápa blátannar

text and translation

Liðbrǫndum kná Lundar
landfrœkn jǫfurr granda;
hykka ræsis rekka
Rínar grjót of þrjóta.

{Landfrœkn jǫfurr Lundar} kná granda {liðbrǫndum}; hykka {grjót Rínar} of þrjóta rekka ræsis.
‘The land-valiant prince of Lund [DANISH KING] harms limb-fires [ARM-RINGS]; I do not think that the stones of the Rhine <river> [GOLD] run short for the warriors of the chieftain.

notes and context

The helmingr is cited to illustrate a kenning referring to gold.



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Einarr Helgason skálaglamm, 2. Et digt om Harald blåtand(?) 1: AI, 122, BI, 116, Skald I, 65, NN §2239; SnE 1848-87, I, 404-5, II, 322, 433, 517, 534, 582, III, 69-70, SnE 1848, 84, SnE 1931, 144, SnE 1998, I, 61.


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