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Prose: Skm 24.5

Skáldskaparmál — chs 1-6 105 — ed. not skaldic

Not published: do not cite (Prose: Skm 24.5)

Teaching TextsSkáldskaparmál — chs 1-6
24.424.524.6

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

‘“Þú stendr óvarliga, jǫtunn, hefir skjǫdinn fyrir þér, en Þórr hefir sét þik ok ferr hann it neðra í jǫrðu ok mun hann koma neðan at þér.”
‘Þá skaut Hrungnir skildinum undir fœtr sér ok stóð á, en tvíhendi heinina. Því næst sá hann eldingar ok heyrði þrumur stórar. Sá hann þá Þór í ásmóði, fór hann ákafliga ok reiddi hamarinn ok kastaði um langa leið at Hrungni. Hrungnir fœrir upp heinina báðum hǫndum, kastar í mót. Mœtir hon hamrinum á þugi, heinin, ok brotnar sundr heinin; fellr annarr hlutr á jǫrð ok eru þar af orðin ǫll heinberg. Annarr hlutr brast í hǫfði Þór svá at hann fell fram á jǫrð. En hamarrinn Mjǫllnir kom í mitt hǫfuð Hrugni ok lamði hausinn í smán mola ok fell hann fram yfir Þór svá at fótr hans lá of háls Þór. En Þjálfi vá at Mǫkkurkálfa, ok fell hann við lítinn orðstír. Þá gekk Þjálfi til Þórs ok skyldi taka fót Hrungnis af honum ok gat hvergi valdit. Þá gengu til Æsir allir er þeir spurðu at Þórr var fallinn ok skyldu taka fótinn af honum ok fengu hvergi komit. Þá kom til Magni, sonr Þórs ok Járnsǫxu. Hann var þá þrívetr. Hann kastaði fœti Hrungnis af Þór ok mælir: 
‘“Sé þar ljótan harm, faðir, er ek kom svá síð. Ek hygg at jǫtun þenna mundak hafa lostit í Hel með hnefa mér ef ek hefða fundit hann.”

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