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Anon Sól 6VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 6’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 299-300.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

text and translation

Himna guð        bað hann hjálpa sér,
        þá er hann veginn vaknaði,
en sá gat        við syndum taka,
        er hann hafði saklausan svikit.

Hann bað himna guð hjálpa sér, þá er hann vaknaði veginn, en sá, er hafði svikit hann saklausan, gat taka við syndum.
‘He asked God of the heavens to help him when he awoke slain, and the one [the guest] who had betrayed him without cause took on his sins.

notes and context



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [6]. Sólarljóð 6: AI, 629, BI, 636, Skald I, 309; Bugge 1867, 358, Falk 1914, 1, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 7, Fidjestøl 1979, 60, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 45, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 12, 92.


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