Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Friðþjófs saga ins frœkna 14 (Friðþjófr Þorsteinsson, Lausavísur 12)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 212.
Nú hefr fjórum um farit várum
lögr lagsmönnum, þeim er lifa skyldu.
En Rán gætir röskum drengjum,
siðlaus kona, sess ok rekkju.
Nú hefr lögr um farit fjórum lagsmönnum várum, þeim er skyldu lifa. En Rán, siðlaus kona, gætir sess ok rekkju röskum drengjum.
‘Now the sea has destroyed four of our comrades, who should have lived. But Rán <sea-goddess>, immoral woman, provides bench and bed for the brave fellows. ’
As for Frið 13.
This stanza is only in 510 and later A redaction mss, though absent from 568ˣ, which gives a prose summary of the incident (see Frið 1914, 15). The first helmingr corresponds in subject matter to Frið 13, but the second helmingr reintroduces the notion of drowning seamen visiting the sea-deity Rán (see Frið 11/5-8 above), though here with a somewhat moralistic (and probably Christian) perspective. The stanza is regular fornyrðislag.
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.
Nv hefur | fiorum of farit uorum. laugur lags monnum þeim er lífa skylddu. enn ran gæter ʀauskum | dreíngium. sidlaus kona sess og reckíu.
Nú hefr fjórum
um farit várum
þeim er lifa skyldu.
En Rán býðr
sess ok rekkju.
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