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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigv Ást 2I

Judith Jesch (ed.) 2012, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Poem about Queen Ástríðr 2’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 648.

Sigvatr ÞórðarsonPoem about Queen Ástríðr

text and translation

Máttit hón við hættna
heilrôð Svía deila
meir, þótt Magnús væri
margnenninn sonr hennar.
Olli hón, þvít allri
áttleifð Haralds knátti
mest með môttkum Kristi
Magnús konungr fagna.

Hón máttit, heilrôð, deila meir við hættna Svía, þótt margnenninn Magnús væri sonr hennar. Hón olli mest, með môttkum Kristi, þvít Magnús konungr knátti fagna allri áttleifð Haralds.
‘She could not have dealt, fully decisive, better with the daring Swedes even if the very energetic Magnús had been her son. She was the main reason, with the mighty Christ, that King Magnús could gladly take up all the inheritance of Haraldr.

notes and context

As for st. 1.



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: Sigvatr Þórðarson, 9. Et digt om dronning Astrid 2: AI, 248, BI, 231-2, Skald I, 120; Hkr 1893-1901, III, 6, IV, 179, ÍF 28, 6, Hkr 1991, II, 559 (MGóð ch. 1), F 1871, 169, E 1916, 8; Jón Skaptason 1983, 125, 276.


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