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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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RvHbreiðm Hl 52III

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 52’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1059.

Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr ÞórarinssonHáttalykill

text and translation

Réð gunnstara gildi
Gauts mútari drekka,
þvít morðhauka milsku
Muninn kunni sér nýta.
Ǫl vas ógnar gagla
ótrautt gefit hrafni;
réð ylgjar mjǫð erni
ógndjarfr konungr veita.

{Mútari Gauts} réð drekka {gildi {gunnstara}}, þvít Muninn kunni nýta sér {milsku {morðhauka}}. {Ǫl {gagla ógnar}} vas ótrautt gefit hrafni; ógndjarfr konungr réð veita erni {mjǫð ylgjar}.
‘The hawk of Gautr <= Óðinn> [RAVEN/EAGLE] drank the banquet of the battle-starling [RAVEN > BLOOD], because Muninn <raven> knew how to avail itself of the brew of battle-hawks [RAVENS/EAGLES > BLOOD]. Ale of goslings of battle [RAVENS/EAGLES > BLOOD] was unstintingly given to the raven; the battle-brave king gave mead of the she-wolf [BLOOD] to the eagle.

notes and context

As st. 51 above.



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: Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 26b: AI, 522, BI, 500, Skald I, 245; Hl 1941, 27, 75.


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