Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Breta saga 59 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II 59)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 183.
‘Ok þar á hlýrni heiðar stjǫrnur
má marka því moldar hvergi.
Sumar fara ǫfgar, sumar annan veg
af inni gǫmlu gǫngu sinni.
‘Ok því má marka heiðar stjǫrnur þar á hlýrni hvergi moldar. Sumar fara ǫfgar, sumar annan veg af inni gǫmlu gǫngu sinni.
‘‘And for that cause it will not be possible anywhere on earth to distinguish the bright stars there in heaven. Some will go backwards, some on a different path away from their ancient course. ’
Briefly summarised from DGB 117, prophecy 73.
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.
Ok þar a hlyrni heiðar stiornar ma marka þvi molldar hvergi svmar fara | ofgar svmar annan veg af enne gomlv gongv sinni
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