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Anon Sól 7VII

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

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

text and translation

Helgir englar        kómu ór himnum ofan
        ok tóku sál hans til sín;
í hreinu lífi        hon skal lifa
        æ með almátkum guði.

Helgir englar kómu ofan ór himnum ok tóku sál hans til sín; hon skal lifa í hreinu lífi æ með almátkum guði.
‘Holy angels came down from the heavens above, and gathered his soul to themselves; it will live in a pure existence forever with almighty God.

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 7: AI, 629, BI, 636, Skald I, 309; Bugge 1867, 358, Falk 1914, 1, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 7, Fidjestøl 1979, 60, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 45-6, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 13, 93.


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