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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Norðrsetudrápa — Sveinn NorðrdrIII


Margaret Clunies Ross 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Sveinn, Norðrsetudrápa’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 398.


Þás élreifar ófu
Ægis dœtr ok tœttu
fǫls við frost of alnar
fjallgarðs rokur harðar.
‘When hard whirlwinds from the white mountain range wove and tore apart the storm-happy daughters of Ægir <giant> [WAVES], nourished by frost.
Tóku fyrst til fjúka
Fornjóts synir ljótir.
‘First the ugly sons of Fornjótr <giant> [WINDS] began to blow blizzards.
Dœtr Hlés á við blésu.
‘The daughters of Hlér <= Ægir> [WAVES] blew against the ship.

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