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GizGrý Lv 3VIII (Heiðr 110)

Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 110 (Gizurr Grýtingaliði, Lausavísur 3)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 480.

Gizurr GrýtingaliðiLausavísur
234

Hvar skal ek Húnum         hervíg kenna?

Hvar skal ek kenna Húnum hervíg?

Where shall I tell the Huns the battle is?

Mss: 203ˣ(111v), R715ˣ(34v) (Heiðr)

Readings: [1] Hvar: hér R715ˣ;    ek: om. R715ˣ;    Húnum: ‘hūiūm’ R715ˣ

Editions: Skj AII, 255, Skj BII, 274, Skald II, 143; Heiðr 1672, 174, FSN 1, 501, Heiðr 1873, 282, Heiðr 1924, 151, FSGJ 2, 63, Heiðr 1960, 55 (Heiðr); Edd. Min. 9, NK 309, ÍF Edd. II, 427.

Context: The narrative explains that if a king marks out a designated place of battle, invaders cannot harry in his territory until the battle is decided. Gizurr arms himself and prepares to ride to call the Huns to battle, and speaks these lines.

Notes:

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. FSN = Rafn, Carl Christian, ed. 1829-30. Fornaldar sögur nordrlanda. 3 vols. Copenhagen: Popp.
  3. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. NK = Neckel, Gustav and Hans Kuhn (1899), eds. 1983. Edda: Die Lieder des Codex Regius nebst verwandten Denkmälern. 2 vols. I: Text. 5th edn. Heidelberg: Winter.
  5. Heiðr 1672 = Verelius, Olaus, ed. 1672. Hervarar Saga på Gammel Gotska. Uppsala: Curio.
  6. FSGJ = Guðni Jónsson, ed. 1954. Fornaldar sögur norðurlanda. 4 vols. [Reykjavík]: Íslendingasagnaútgáfan.
  7. Heiðr 1924 = Jón Helgason, ed. 1924. Heiðreks saga. Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks konungs. SUGNL 48. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  8. Heiðr 1960 = Tolkien, Christopher, ed. and trans. 1960. Saga Heiðreks konungs ins vitra / The Saga of King Heidrek the Wise. Nelson Icelandic Texts. London etc.: Nelson.
  9. Heiðr 1873 = Bugge, Sophus, ed. 1873. Hervarar saga ok Heidreks. Det Norske oldskriftselskabs samlinger 17. Christiania (Oslo): Brøgger.
  10. Internal references
  11. 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 367. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=23> (accessed 24 September 2021)
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