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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eyv Hák 14I

R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Hákonarmál 14’ 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. 188.

Eyvindr skáldaspillir FinnssonHákonarmál

text and translation

‘Hermóðr ok Bragi,’         kvað Hroptatýr,
        ‘gangið í gǫgn grami,
því at konungr ferr,         sá es kappi þykkir,
        til hallar hinig.’

‘Hermóðr ok Bragi,’ kvað Hroptatýr, ‘gangið í gǫgn grami, því at konungr ferr hinig til hallar, sá es þykkir kappi.’
‘‘Hermóðr and Bragi,’ said Hroptatýr [Óðinn], ‘go to meet the monarch, because a king is coming here to the hall who is deemed a champion.’

notes and context

In Hkr, as for st. 1. In SnE, the stanza is cited in a series illustrating ways of referring to Óðinn.



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: Eyvindr Finnsson skáldaspillir, 1. Hákonarmál 14: AI, 66-7, BI, 59, Skald I, 36; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 221, IV, 60, ÍF 26, 195, Hkr 1991, I, 128 (HákGóð ch. 31/32), F 1871, 84; SnE 1848-87, I, 236-7, II, 303, 519, SnE 1931, 89, SnE 1998, I, 8; Möbius 1860, 234, Jón Helgason 1968, 27, Krause 1990,102-110.


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