†Desmond Slay (ed.) 2017, ‘Hrólfs saga kraka 4 (Heiðr vǫlva, Lausavísur 3)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 543.
Sé ek, hvar sitja synir Hálfdanar
Hróarr ok Helgi heilir báðir.
Þeir munu Fróða fjörvi ræna.
Sé ek, hvar synir Hálfdanar sitja, Hróarr ok Helgi, báðir heilir. Þeir munu ræna Fróða fjörvi.
‘I see where the sons of Hálfdan sit, Hróarr and Helgi, both well. They will rob Fróði of life. ’
Threatened with torture by the king if she does not tell the truth, the sibyl becomes more explicit.
The stanza may be incomplete as presented in Hrólf. In the prose text the sibyl continues straight after the stanza as part of her utterance: nema þeim sé flótt tilfarit (tilfarit 285ˣ, papp17ˣ, fyrirfarit 9ˣ, 11ˣ, 109aˣ) ‘unless they are quickly dealt with’, which might be a prose transformation of a line of verse.
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.
Sie eg huar sitia, sinir hal: hrőar og | helge, heilir ba̋der, þeir munu frőda, fiǫrui Ræna,
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