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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þul Á 6III

Elena Gurevich (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Þulur, Á heiti 6’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 850.

Anonymous ÞulurÁ heiti

text and translation

Nyt, Hrǫnn ok nauð,         Nǫt, Slíðr ok Hríð,
Kǫrmt, Leiptr ok Ǫrmt,         Kerlaugar tvær,
Gǫmul, Sylgr ok yn         ok Geirvimul,
Ylgr, Vǫð ok flóð;         Jorðán es á lesti.

Nyt, Hrǫnn ok nauð, Nǫt, Slíðr ok Hríð, Kǫrmt, Leiptr ok Ǫrmt, tvær Kerlaugar, Gǫmul, Sylgr ok yn ok Geirvimul, Ylgr, Vǫð ok flóð; Jorðán es á lesti.
‘Nyt, Hrǫnn and need, Nǫt, Slíðr and Hríð, Kǫrmt, Leiptr and Ǫrmt, two Kerlaugar, Gǫmul, Sylgr and yn and Geirvimul, Ylgr, Vǫð and flood; Jordan is the last.

notes and context

Most of the river-names enumerated in this stanza are mythical names taken from Grí 27-9. The content of the two versified lists coincides and there are many structural similarities (noted below). Aside from Jorðán ‘the Jordan’ (l. 8), none of these names is found elsewhere in skaldic verse.



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. v. Á heiti 6: AI, 670, BI, 667, Skald I, 331; SnE 1848-87, I, 578, II, 480, 563, 623, SnE 1931, 206, SnE 1998, I, 126.


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