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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Prose: Hr 35.5

Hrólfs saga kraka — chs 34-35 19 — ed. not skaldic

Not published: do not cite (Prose: Hr 35.5)

Teaching TextsHrólfs saga kraka — chs 34-35

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Eptir þat ferr hann þangat, sem Hǫttr liggr. Bǫðvarr tekr upp ok berr þangat, sem dýrit liggr dautt. Hǫttr skelfr ákaft. Bǫðvarr mælir:
‘Nú skaltu drekka blóð dýrsins.’
Hann er lengi tregr, en þó þorir hann víst eigi annat. Bǫðvarr lætr drekka tvá sopa stóra. lét ok eta nǫkkut af dýrshjartanu. Eptir þetta tók Bǫðvarr til hans, ok áttusk þeir við lengi.


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.


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