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Anon Sól 67VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 67’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 343-4.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

text and translation

Menn sá ek þá,        er margt höfðu
        orð á annan logit;
heljar hrafnar        ór höfði þeim
        harðliga sjónir slitu.

Ek sá menn þá, er höfðu logit margt orð á annan; hrafnar heljar slitu harðliga sjónir ór höfði þeim.
‘I saw men then who had greatly slandered another; Hell’s ravens violently tore the eyes out of their heads.

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 67: AI, 638, BI, 646, Skald I, 314-15; Bugge 1867, 367, Falk 1914, 39, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 20, Fidjestøl 1979, 69, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 94-5, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 73, 141.


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