†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.
Mss: 285ˣ(4v), 9ˣ(4v), 11ˣ(5r), 109a IIˣ(216r), papp17ˣ(288v) (Hrólf)
Context: Threatened with torture by the king if she does not tell the truth, the sibyl becomes more explicit.
Notes: [All]: 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. — [2-3]: Cf. the enumeration of Healfdene’s [= Hálfdan’s] three male children in the Old English Beowulf 61 Heorogār ond Hrōðgār | ond Hālga til ‘Heorogār and Hrōðgār and Hālga the good’ (Beowulf 2008, 5).
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