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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Ól 2I

Kate Heslop (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Poem about Óláfr Tryggvason 2’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1064.

Anonymous PoemsPoem about Óláfr Tryggvason

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Ungur hefir orð
Kendi þeingill Þrænda
þreksnjallr, og drap alla,
mildr, þá er heiðni hieldu,
hvárttveggja trú seggjum.

Ungur ... hefir orð ... {Þreksnjallr, mildr þeingill Þrænda} kendi hvárttveggja trú seggjum, og drap alla, þá er hieldu heiðni.
‘Young ... has become ... The mightily wise, generous prince of the Þrœndir [NORWEGIAN KING = Óláfr] both taught the faith to men and killed all those who held to heathendom.

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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 XIV], A. 9. Af et digt om Olaf Tryggvason 2: AII, 462, BII, 494, Skald II, 270; Finnur Jónsson 1884-91, 115, ÓT 1958-2000, III, xxxiii, AM 61 1982, 23-4.


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