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Mark Eirdr 26II

Jayne Carroll (ed.) 2009, ‘Markús Skeggjason, Eiríksdrápa 26’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 455-6.

Markús SkeggjasonEiríksdrápa
252627

text and translation

Lýst skal hitt, es læknask fýstisk
liðhraustr konungr sôr in iðri;
norðan fór með helming harðan
hersa mœðir sôl at grœða.
Harri bjósk til heims ins dýrra;
hann gerði fǫr út at kanna
— buðlungr vildi bjart líf ǫðlask —
byggð Jórsala friði tryggða.

Hitt skal lýst, es liðhraustr konungr fýstisk læknask in iðri sôr; {mœðir hersa} fór norðan með harðan helming at grœða sôl. Harri bjósk til ins dýrra heims; hann gerði fǫr út at kanna byggð Jórsala, tryggða friði; buðlungr vildi ǫðlask bjart líf.
 
‘It shall be made clear, that the troop-bold king was eager to cure his inner wounds; the troubler of hersar [RULER = Eiríkr] travelled from the north with a fierce unit to heal his soul. The lord prepared himself for the better world; he made his way out to explore the settlement of Jerusalem, secured with peace; the prince wished to gain a glorious life.

notes and context

Eiríkr embarked on his journey to Jerusalem (see st. 24 above).

[1-4]: The helmingr hints at the motivation behind Eiríkr’s decision to go on the pilgrimage, namely, to do penance and get absolution for his sins (cf. Saxo’s account referred to in Note to st. 24 [All] above).

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editions and texts

Skj: Markús Skeggjason, 1. Eiríksdrápa 28: AI, 450, BI, 419, Skald I, 207, NN §§3104, 3235; 1741, 166-7, ÍF 35, 235-6 (ch. 81).

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