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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigurðardrápa — Þblǫnd SigdrIII

Þorvaldr blǫnduskáld

Vivian Busch 2017, ‘ Þorvaldr blǫnduskáld, Sigurðardrápa’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 487. <> (accessed 6 August 2021)


Konungr, heill ok svá snjallir,
sóknǫrr, (við lof gǫrvan
óð hafa menn í munni
mínn) húskarlar þínir.
‘Good health to you, battle-eager king, and also to your valiant housecarls; men have my poem, replete with praise, in their mouths.
Gollstríðir verpr glóðum
— gefr auð konungr rauðan —
(óþjóðar bregðr eyðir)
armleggs (Grana farmi).
‘The gold-harmer [GENEROUS RULER] throws embers of the arm [GOLD]; the king gives red wealth; the destroyer of evildoers [JUST RULER] flings the load of Grani <legendary horse> [GOLD].

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