Cookies on our website

We use cookies on this website, mainly to provide a secure browsing experience but also to collect statistics on how the website is used. You can find out more about the cookies we set, the information we store and how we use it on the cookies page.



Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Menu Search

Anon Leið 15VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 15’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 154.

Anonymous PoemsLeiðarvísan

text and translation

Kristr setti frið fastan
fimr meðal láðs ok himna
— nauðr es þegnum þýðask
þann veg — goðs ok manna,
ok dáðskreyttan dróttinn
dags hallar frið lagði
— þat vas sunnudag — sinnar
snjallr meðal skepnu allrar.

Fimr Kristr setti fastan frið meðal láðs ok himna, goðs ok manna — nauðr es þegnum þýðask þann veg —, ok {snjallr dróttinn {dags hallar}} lagði dáðskreyttan frið meðal allrar skepnu sinnar; þat vas sunnudag.
‘Nimble Christ established firm peace between earth and heavens, God and men — it is necessary for men to receive that glory —, and the valiant lord of the day’s hall [SKY/HEAVEN > = God] laid down deed-adorned peace throughout his entire creation; that was on a Sunday.

notes and context



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: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [2]. Leiðarvísan 15: AI, 621, BI, 626, Skald I, 304, NN §2983; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 61, Rydberg 1907, 6, Attwood 1996a, 63-4, 174.


Log in

This service is only available to members of the relevant projects, and to purchasers of the skaldic volumes published by Brepols.
This service uses cookies. By logging in you agree to the use of cookies on your browser.


Stanza/chapter/text segment

Use the buttons at the top of the page to navigate between stanzas in a poem.

Information tab

Interactive tab

The text and translation are given here, with buttons to toggle whether the text is shown in the verse order or prose word order. Clicking on indiviudal words gives dictionary links, variant readings, kennings and notes, where relevant.

Full text tab

This is the text of the edition in a similar format to how the edition appears in the printed volumes.

Chapter/text segment

This view is also used for chapters and other text segments. Not all the headings shown are relevant to such sections.