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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þjóð Yt 7I

Edith Marold (ed.) 2012, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal 7’ 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. 19.

Þjóðólfr ór HviniYnglingatal

text and translation

Kveðkat dul,
nema Dyggva hrør
Glitnis Gnô
at gamni hefr,
þvít jódís
Ulfs ok Narfa
kjósa skyldi.
Ok allvald
Yngva þjóðar
Loka mær
of leikinn hefr.

Kveðkat dul, nema {Gnô Glitnis} hefr hrør Dyggva at gamni, þvít {jódís Ulfs ok Narfa} skyldi kjósa konungmann. Ok {mær Loka} hefr of leikinn allvald {þjóðar Yngva}.
‘I call it no secret, but the Gná <goddess> of Glitnir <horse> [= Hel] has the corpse of Dyggvi for [her] pleasure, for the sister of the Wolf and of Narfi [= Hel] had to choose the king . And the maiden of Loki [= Hel] has outplayed the sovereign of the people of Yngvi [= Svíar].

notes and context

Yng relates that nothing is known about Dyggvi, son of Dómarr, except that he died of an illness.



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: Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, enn hvinverski, 1. Ynglingatal 7: AI, 8-9, BI, 8, Skald I, 5, NN §§1011, 1779C; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 32, IV, 8-9, ÍF 26, 33-4, Hkr 1991, I, 19 (Yng ch. 17), F 1871, 12; Yng 1912, 23, 59, Yng 2000, 22; Yt 1914, 4, Yt 1925, 200, 221-3.


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