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GunnLeif Merl I 37VIII (Bret 105)

Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Breta saga 105 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I 37)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 74.

Gunnlaugr LeifssonMerlínusspá I

text and translation

The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Láð munu láta
þeirs lifa eptir,
ferr en þingdjarfa
þjóð ór landi;
býr blezaðr gramr
(sá es brezkr jǫfurr)
skip sín á brott,
ok hann skjótla verðr
taliðr tírgǫfugr,
tólpti í hǫll
sæll með sælum
settr guðs vinum.


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 II 37: AII, 27, BII, 31, Skald II, 19-20; Bret 1848-9, II, 51 (Bret st. 105); Hb 1892-6, 279; Merl 2012, 155.


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