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Hfr Óldr 3I

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2012, ‘Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, Óláfsdrápa 3’ 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. 394.

Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld ÓttarssonÓláfsdrápa
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Tíðhǫggvit lét tyggi
Tryggva sonr fyr styggvan
Leiknar hest á lesti
ljótvaxinn hræ Saxa.
Vinhróðigr gaf víða
vísi margra Frísa
blǫkku brúnt at drekka
blóð kveldriðu stóði.

Tyggi, {sonr Tryggva}, lét hræ Saxa tíðhǫggvit á lesti fyr {styggvan, ljótvaxinn hest Leiknar}. Víða gaf vinhróðigr vísi {blǫkku stóði {kveldriðu}} brúnt blóð margra Frísa at drekka.
 
‘The ruler, Tryggvi’s son [= Óláfr Tryggvason], had the corpses of Saxons cut down often, finally, before the edgy, ugly-grown horse of Leikn <troll-woman> [WOLF]. Far and wide the friend-exulting prince gave the black stud of the evening-rider [TROLL-WOMAN > WOLF] the dark blood of many Frisians to drink.

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Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld, 2. Óláfsdrápa 6: AI, 157-8, BI, 149, Skald I, 81; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 306, IV, 84-5, ÍF 26, 263-4, Hkr 1991, 176-7 (ÓTHkr ch. 29), F 1871, 114; ÓT 1958-2000, I, 148 (ch. 73), Flat 1860-8, I, 115; Fsk 1902-3, 109-10 (ch. 21), Fsk 1984, 142-3 (ch. 23); ÓTOdd 1932, 248.

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