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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Prose: Skm 1.1

Skáldskaparmál — chs 1-6 1 — ed. not skaldic

Not published: do not cite (Prose: Skm 1.1)

Teaching TextsSkáldskaparmál — chs 1-6

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Einn maðr er nefndr Ægir eða Hlér. Hann bjó í eyju þeiri, er nú er kǫlluð Hlésey. Hann var mjǫk fjǫlkunnigr. Hann gerði ferð sína til Ásgarðs, en Æsir vissu fyrir ferð hans, ok var honum fagnat vel ok þó margir hlutir gervir með sjónhverfingum. Ok um kveldit, er drekka skyldi, þá lét Óðinn bera inn í hǫllina sverð ok váru svá bjǫrt, at þar af lýsti, ok var ekki haft ljós annat, meðan við drykkju var setit.


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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