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Anon Mey 48VII

Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 48’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 920-1.

Anonymous PoemsHeilagra meyja drápa
474849

Kristína ‘Christina’

Kristína (noun f.): [Christina]

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af ‘with’

af (prep.): from

[3] af: so 713, á 721

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beygja ‘twisted’

2. beygja (verb; °beygði): bend down, twist

[4] beygja: so 713, beyja 721

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járn ‘iron’

járn (noun n.; °-s; -): iron, weapon

[4] járn: menn 713

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meyjar ‘of the maiden’

mær (noun f.; °meyjar, dat. meyju; meyjar): maiden

[4] meyjar: ‘m[...]jar’ 713

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slíta ‘be torn’

slíta (verb): to tear

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veldu ‘boiled’

3. vella (verb): boil - weak, transitive

[7] veldu: veldu þeir 721, ‘ve[...]’ 713

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glóanda ‘red-hot’

glóa (verb): glow

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S. Christina, celebrated in sts 48-9, seems not to have been the object of a cult in Iceland, though Kristín is recorded as a personal name from C14th (Cormack 1994, 47). The legend of S. Christina is very similar to that of S. Barbara (Wolf 2000, 3-4), both virgins being born of noble families and the objects of many men’s attention, both shut up in towers by sadistic fathers. Christina’s father was named Urbanus. While in the tower Christina was converted to Christianity by the Holy Spirit and, when later she smashed her father’s idols, she was tortured by Urbanus and two judges, Elius and Julianus (cf. st. 49/1).

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