Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Breta saga 51 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II 51)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 178.
‘Verðr á foldu,’ kvað inn fróði halr,
‘styrjǫld mikil, stórar ógnir,
víg ok vélar, vargǫld ok kǫld
hrími hvers konar hjǫrtu lýða.
‘Mikil styrjǫld verðr á foldu, stórar ógnir, víg ok vélar, vargǫld ok hjǫrtu lýða kǫld hrími hvers konar,’ kvað inn fróði halr.
‘‘A great war will come to pass on the earth, great terrors, battle and treacheries, the time of the wolf and hearts of men [will grow] cold with frost of every kind,’ said the wise man. ’
: This line is in the metre málaháttr.
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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