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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hkr Yng 8bII

Ynglinga saga 8b — ed. not skaldic

Not published: do not cite (Hkr Yng 8bII)

HeimskringlaYnglinga saga

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Óðinn setti lög í landi sínu, þau er gengið höfðu fyrr með Ásum. Svo setti hann að alla dauða menn skyldi brenna og bera á bál með þeim eign þeirra. Sagði hann svo að með þvílíkum auðæfum skyldi hver koma til Valhallar sem hann hafði á bál, þess skyldi hann og njóta er hann sjálfur hafði í jörð grafið. En öskuna skyldi bera út á sjá eða grafa niður í jörð en eftir göfga menn skyldi haug gera til minningar en eftir alla þá menn er nokkuð mannsmót var að skyldi reisa bautasteina og hélst sjá siður lengi síðan.


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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