Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 10’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 898.
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Ván er þess, að systrung sínum
It is to be expected that Mary, the true love of God and people, precious and fair, in the seat of the heavens, should give her sister’s son might and honour, because the unstained mercy of maidens [= Mary], comforting with happiness, can with her counsels give and receive everything good and beloved, for which she asks the Lord.
This st. expands on the theme, begun in st. 9/5-8, of the close relationship between the Virgin Mary and the Apostle John, whom Jesus loved and entrusted with her care at the Crucifixion. Cf. Kolb Jónv and Notes ad loc. Mary’s role as intercessor with Christ for humans is the subject of ll. 5-8.
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