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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Lausavísa — Skinnhúfa LvVIII (HjǪ)


Skinnhúfa/Hildisif, Lausavísa — Richard L. Harris

Not published: do not cite (Skinnhúfa LvVIII (HjǪ))


Sax hefir þú, Ölvir,         slík eru vápn færi,
bana veitti Bendli,         barstu þat ór helli.
Brá ek hilmis sonum         í hana líki;
forðaðak ykru fjörvi;         fegri em ek nú hóti.
‘You have a sword, Ǫlvir, there are few weapons like it, it gave death to Bendill <giant>, you bore it out of a cave. I changed the sons of a king into the bodies of roosters; I saved your lives; now I am a little more beautiful.

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