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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Glúmr Gráf 14I

Alison Finlay (ed.) 2012, ‘Glúmr Geirason, Gráfeldardrápa 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. 264.

Glúmr GeirasonGráfeldardrápa

text and translation

Kunni tolf, sás, tanna,
tíðum, Hallinskíða
ógnarstafr, of jǫfra,
íþróttir, framm sótti.

{Ógnarstafr {tanna Hallinskíða}}, sás tíðum sótti framm of jǫfra, kunni tolf íþróttir.
‘The terror-stave of the teeth of Hallinskíði <= Heimdallr> [GOLD > GENEROUS MAN], who often launched attacks on princes, had twelve skills.

notes and context

The stanza accompanies a description of the Eiríkssynir (or Gunnhildarsynir).



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: Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa 13: AI, 78, BI, 68, Skald I, 42NN §§1814C, 1827E; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 229, IV, 65, ÍF 26, 204, Hkr 1991, I, 135 (HGráf ch. 2), F 1871, 87Fms 1, 52Fms 12, 31ÓT 1958-2000, I, 51 (ch. 32).


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