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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hregg Lv 3VIII (GHr 3)

Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Gǫngu-Hrólfs saga 3 (Hreggviðr konungr, Lausavísur 3)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 301.

Hreggviðr konungrLausavísur

text and translation

Glez Hreggviðr,         þá er Hrólfr fær
ungrar meyjar         Ingigerðar.
Mun Hólmgarði         hilmir stýra,
Sturlaugs sonr;         standi kvæði.

Hreggviðr glez, þá er Hrólfr fær ungrar meyjar Ingigerðar. Hilmir, sonr Sturlaugs, mun stýra Hólmgarði; standi kvæði.
‘Hreggviðr will rejoice when Hrólfr marries the young maiden Ingigerðr. The prince, son of Sturlaugr, will govern Novgorod; let the poem cease.

notes and context

[7-8]: Ms. 567XI α has a different text of these lines, vegr hans mun um lengi standa ‘his reputation will last for a long time’. A variant version of this clause is also found in 587cˣ.



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: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 15. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Gǫngu-Hrólfssaga 3: AII, 333, BII, 353, Skald II, 190; FSN 3, 334, FSGJ 3, 253-4 (GHr).


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