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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sturl Hrafn 8II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hrafnsmál 8’ 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. 734.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHrafnsmál

text and translation

Stóð af stórráðum
stýri brimdýra
ógn of úrþvegnar
jarðir vestrgarða.
Færðu hjálmhirða
hausa friðlausir
jöfrar ósvifrum
ótta rándróttar.

Ógn stóð af {stórráðum stýri {brimdýra}} of úrþvegnar jarðir vestrgarða. Friðlausir jöfrar færðu {ósvifrum ótta rándróttar} hjálmhirða hausa.
‘Awe spread from the imperious controller of surf-animals [SHIPS > SEA-KING] throughout the sea-washed shores of the western settlements. The outlawed princes brought their helmet-protected heads to the relentless terror of the retinue of robbery [JUST RULER].

notes and context

As st. 7 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, 5. Hrafnsmál 8: AII, 121, BII, 128, Skald II, 69; F 1871, 573Hák 1977-82, 196, Flat 1860-8, III, 222.


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