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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Haraldsdrápa blátannar — Eskál HardrIII

Einarr skálaglamm Helgason

R. D. Fulk 2017, ‘ Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Haraldsdrápa blátannar’ 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. <> (accessed 27 September 2021)


Liðbrǫndum kná Lundar
landfrœkn jǫfurr granda;
hykka ræsis rekka
Rínar grjót of þrjóta.
‘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.
Né ættstuðill ættar
ógnherði mun verða
— skyldr emk hróðri at halda —
Hilditanns in mildri.
‘There will not be a lineage-pillar of the family of Hilditann (‘War-tooth’) [DANISH KING] more generous than the terror-enhancer [WARRIOR]; I am bound to uphold praise.

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