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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Prose: Skm 2.1

Skáldskaparmál — chs 1-6 3 — ed. not skaldic

Not published: do not cite (Prose: Skm 2.1)

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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):

Hann hóf þar frásǫgn, at þrír æsir fóru heiman, Óðinn ok Loki ok Hænir, ok fóru um fjǫll ok eyðimerkr, ok var illt til matar. En er þeir koma ofan í dal nakkvarn, sjá þeir øxnaflokk ok taka einn uxann ok snúa til seyðis. En er þeir hyggja, at soðit mun vera, raufa þeir seyðinn, ok var ekki soðit. Ok í annat sinn, er þeir raufa seyðinn, þá er stund var liðin, ok var ekki soðit. Mæla þeir þá sín á milli, hverju þetta mun gegna.


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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