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Trollkvenna heiti — Þul TrollkvennaIII

Anonymous Þulur

Elena Gurevich 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Trollkvenna heiti’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 723.

 

Skal ek trollkvenna         telja heiti:
Gríðr ok Gnissa,         Grýla, Brýja,
Glumra, Geitla,         Gríma ok Bakrauf,
Guma, Gestilja,         Grottintanna.
 
‘I shall enumerate the names of troll-women: Gríðr and Gnissa, Grýla, Brýja, Glumra, Geitla, Gríma and Bakrauf, Guma, Gestilja, Grottintanna.
Gjalp, Hyrrokkin,         Hengikepta,
Gneip ok Gnepja,         Geysa, hála,
Hǫrn ok Hrúga,         Harðgreip, Forað,
Hrygða, Hveðra         ok Hǫlgabrúðr.
 
‘Gjálp, Hyrrokkin, Hengikepta, Gneip and Gnepja, Geysa, ogress, Hǫrn and Hrúga, Harðgreip, Forað, Hrygða, Hveðra and Hǫlgabrúðr.
Hrímgerðr, Hæra,         Herkja, fála,
Imð, Járnsaxa,         Íma, Fjǫlvǫr,
mǫrn, Íviðja,         Ámgerðr, Simul,
Sívǫr, Skríkja,         Sveipinfalda.
 
‘Hrímgerðr, Hæra, Herkja, troll-woman, Imð, Járnsaxa, Íma, Fjǫlvǫr, giantess, Íviðja, Ámgerðr, Simul, Sívǫr, Skríkja, Sveipinfalda.
Ǫflugbarða         ok Járnglumra,
Ímgerðr, Áma         ok Járnviðja,
Margerðr, Atla,         Eisurfála,
Leikn, Munnharpa         ok Myrkriða.
 
‘Ǫflugbarða and Járnglumra, Ímgerðr, Áma and Járnviðja, Margerðr, Atla, Eisurfála, Leikn, Munnharpa and Myrkriða.
Leirvǫr, Ljóta         ok Loðinfingra,
Kráka, Varðrún         ok Kjallandi,
Vígglǫð, Þurbǫrð;         viljum nefna
Rýgi síðarst         ok Rifingǫflu.
 
‘Leirvǫr, Ljóta and Loðinfingra, Kráka, Varðrún and Kjallandi, Vígglǫð, Þurbǫrð; we [I] wish to name Rýgr last, and Rifingafla.
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