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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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Níu eru himnar         á hæð talðir;
veit ek inn nezta,         sá es Vindbláinn,
sá es Heiðornir         ok Hreggmímir;
annarr heitir         Andlangr himinn
— þat máttu skilja —         þriði Víðbláinn;
Víðfeðmi kveðk         vesa inn fjórða,
Hrjóðr — ok Hlýrni         hygg inn sétta —
Gimir, Vetmímir;         get ek nú vesa
átta himna         upp um talða;
Skatyrnir stendr         skýjum efri;
hann es útan         alla heima.

Níu himnar eru talðir á hæð; ek veit inn nezta, sá es Vindbláinn, sá es Heiðornir ok Hreggmímir; annarr heitir Andlangr himinn – máttu skilja þat – þriði Víðbláinn; kveðk Víðfeðmi vesa inn fjórða, Hrjóðr – ok hygg Hlýrni inn sétta – Gimir, Vetmímir; get ek nú vesa átta himna upp um talða; stendr Skatyrnir efri skýjum; hann es útan alla heima.
‘Nine heavens are counted on high; I know the lowest, it is Vindbláinn, it is Heiðornir and Hreggmímir; the second is called Andlangr himinn – you can understand that – the third [is] Víðbláinn; Víðfeðmir I say is the fourth; Hrjóðr – and Hlýrnir I believe is the sixth – Gimir, Vetmímir; I say that now eight heavens have been counted; Skatyrnir stands above the clouds; it is beyond all the worlds.

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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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