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Sturl Hákkv 3II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða 3’ 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, p. 701.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHákonarkviða

text and translation

Hafði Kristr
of konungsefni
heilli góðu,
þá er allvalds
ór ófriði
fagnandi kom.

Kristr hafði huliðshjálm of konungsefni góðu heilli, þá er frægðarson allvalds kom fagnandi ór ófriði.
‘Christ placed a helmet of concealment over the royal heir, by good fortune, when the famous son of the mighty ruler emerged rejoicing from unrest.

notes and context

As st. 2 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: Sturla Þórðarson, 4. Hákonarkviða 3: AII, 109, BII, 119, Skald II, 63; E 1916, 474, F 1871, 390, Hák 1910-86, 297, Hák 1977-82, 4, Flat 1860-8, III, 6.


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