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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þul Himins I 1III

Elena Gurevich (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Þulur, Himins heiti I 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 906.

Anonymous ÞulurHimins heiti I1

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable. The following is taken from an old edition (Skj where relevant):

Níu eru himnar
á hæð talðir.
Veitk enn nezta,
sá es vindbláinn,
sá es heiðornir
ok hreggmímir;
annarr heitir
andlangr himinn
- þat máttu skilja -
þriði víðbláinn;
víðfeðmi kveðk
vesa enn fjórða;
hrjóðr ok hlýrni
hygg enn sétta,
gimir, vetmímir -
getk nú vesa
átta himna
upp of talða,
skattyrnir stendr
skýjum øfri;
hann es útan
alla heima.


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], IV. ff. Himins heiti: AI, 678, BI, 671, Skald I, 335; SnE 1848-87, I, 592-3, II, 485, 568, 627, SnE 1931, 212, SnE 1998, I, 133.


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