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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ÚlfrU Húsdr 9III

Edith Marold (ed.) 2017, ‘Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa 9’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 419.

Úlfr UggasonHúsdrápa

text and translation

Ríðr at vilgi víðu
víðfrægr, en mér líða,
Hroptatýr, of hvápta
hróðrmôl, sonar báli.

Víðfrægr Hroptatýr ríðr at vilgi víðu báli sonar, en hróðrmôl líða of hvápta mér.
‘The widely renowned Hroptatýr <= Óðinn> rides to the immensely large pyre of his son, and praise-speeches flow through my mouth.

notes and context

This helmingr is cited in Skm (SnE) and LaufE as an example of how to refer to Óðinn in poetry.



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: Ulfr Uggason, 1. Húsdrápa 8: AI, 137, BI, 129, Skald I, 72; SnE 1848-87, I, 234-5, II, 303, 518, III, 3, SnE 1931, 89, SnE 1998, I, 8; LaufE 1979, 330.


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