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Sturl Hryn 15II

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hrynhenda 15’ 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, pp. 692-3.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHrynhenda
141516

text and translation

Digla eldr var sénn í segli,
sviptilundr, á dýrðar skriptum
— rísa tóku roðnir hausar —
Rínar logs, yfir dreka þínum.
Unnar (þóttu eisur brenna
Ullar fars af slegnu gulli)
fasti rauð yfir flota glæstum
flesta rönd (á skeiðabröndum).

{Eldr digla} var sénn á skriptum dýrðar í segli yfir dreka þínum, {sviptilundr {logs Rínar}}; roðnir hausar tóku rísa. {Fasti unnar} rauð flesta rönd yfir glæstum flota; eisur þóttu brenna af slegnu gulli {fars Ullar} á skeiðabröndum.
 
‘The fire of crucibles [GOLD] was seen on the figures of glory on the sail over your dragon-headed warship, flinging-tree of the flame of the Rhine <river> [GOLD > GENEROUS MAN]; the reddened heads began to rise. The fire of the wave [GOLD] reddened most of the shields above the adorned fleet; cinders seemed to burn from the hammered gold of the ship of Ullr <god> [SHIELD] on the warships’ prows.

notes and context

Sturla focuses on King Hákon’s fleet in the next three sts, sts 15-17, marvelling at the gold-adorned ships with decorated sails. This st. describes the fleet as it sailed from Tønsberg south to Öckerö (Ekreyjar) in 1257.

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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, 3. Hrynhenda 14: AII, 106, BII, 116-17, Skald II, 62, NN §3149; F 1871, 554, E 1916, 651, Hák 1910-86, 660, Hák 1977-82, 174, Flat 1860-8, III, 198.

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