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Þhorn Harkv 12I

R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorbjǫrn hornklofi, Haraldskvæði (Hrafnsmál) 12’ 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. 107.

Þorbjǫrn hornklofiHaraldskvæði (Hrafnsmál)
111213

text and translation

‘Valr lá þar á sandi         vitinn inum eineygja
Friggjar faðmbyggvi;         fǫgnuðum dôð slíkri.

‘Valr lá þar á sandi, vitinn {inum eineygja faðmbyggvi Friggjar}; fǫgnuðum slíkri dôð.
 
‘‘The slain lay there on the sand, dedicated to the one-eyed embrace-occupier of Frigg <goddess> [= Óðinn]; we welcomed such doings.

notes and context

Snorri cites the helmingr in SnE (Skm) among others illustrating skaldic references to Óðinn (mostly kenningar).

The helmingr is ascribed in SnE to Þjóðólfr ór Hvini.

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sources

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: Þórbjǫrn hornklofi, 2. Haraldskvæði (Hrafnsmál) 12: AI, 26, BI, 24, Skald I, 15; SnE 1848-87, I, 236-7, SnE 1931, 89, SnE 1998, I, 8; Möbius 1860, 229, Jón Helgason 1946, 145, Jón Helgason 1968, 18.

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