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GunnLeif Merl II 19VIII (Bret 19)

Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Breta saga 19 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II 19)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 153.

Gunnlaugr LeifssonMerlínusspá II

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Mun bjarnígull
borg upp gera,
smíðar hæsta
hǫll landreki,
hana mun remma
ríkr oddviti
fimm hundruðum
fagra turna.


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: Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínússpá I 19: AII, 13-14, BII, 14-15, Skald II, 9; Bret 1848-9, II, 21 (Bret st. 19); Hb 1892-6, 273; Merl 2012, 85.


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