Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 70 (Gyðja, Lausavísur 6)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 885.
Hjálpi æsir ok ásynjur,
görvöll regin, gyðju sinni!
Æsir ok ásynjur, görvöll regin, hjálpi gyðju sinni!
‘May gods and goddesses, all divine powers, help their priestess! ’
After Oddr has spoken st. 69, he goes after the priestess with a huge oak club, but she escapes into a temple (hof) that stands in the town. She runs inside, uttering this helmingr.
This helmingr functions as a kind of refrain (stef). It also occurs as Ǫrv 61/5-8; see Note to [All] to that stanza.
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†g. r. g. s. g. r. g. s.†,
†g. r. g. s. g. r. g. s.†!
hialpi æser ok osynior. g. r. g. s.
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