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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mv I 24VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur I 24’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 695-6.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur I

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Hvergi rann á hennar
hár í loganum sárum;
klæðin fögr á fljóði
fölna eigi nie völna.
Hildr giekk hrings ór eldi
hæg og kyrr sem fyrri;
naut hun Máríu mætrar
miskunnar óbrunnin.

Rann hvergi á hár hennar í sárum loganum; fögr klæðin á fljóði fölna eigi nie völna. {Hildr hrings} giekk ór eldi, hæg og kyrr sem fyrri; óbrunnin naut hun miskunnar mætrar Máríu.
‘Her hair was not at all touched in the bitter flame; the fair clothes on the woman neither fade nor shrivel. The Hildr <valkyrie> of the ring [WOMAN] walked out of the fire, calm and quiet as before; unburned, she enjoyed the mercy of glorious Mary.

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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.

editions and texts

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 4]. Et digt om Marias jærtegn 24: AII, 491, BII, 531, Skald II, 291, NN §2868; Kahle 1898, 36, 98, Sperber 1911, 6-7, 60, Wrightson 2001, 51.


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