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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mv III 24VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur III 24’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 734.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur III

text and translation

Flatir hurfu frá í braut
fjandr sviftir hans önd
og mistu nýtt nest
nauðigir, sem guð bauð.
Sína bað Sátán
sveina fá stórmein,
er þeir kómu í kvalir heim;
kvað hann vera skylt það.

Flatir fjandr hurfu frá í braut, sviftir önd hans, og mistu nýtt nest nauðigir, sem guð bauð. Sátán bað sveina sína fá stórmein, er þeir kómu heim í kvalir; hann kvað það vera skylt.
‘The shame-faced fiends turned away from there, deprived of his spirit, and they, reluctant, lost the new provisions as God commanded. Satan ordered that his servants should receive great harm when they came home into torments; he said that was deserving.

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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. 6]. Et digt om et tredje Maria-jærtegn 24: AII, 499, BII, 543-4, Skald II, 298, NN §2997B, Metr. §§8D, 14C, 17B; Kahle 1898, 48, 102, Sperber 1911, 20-1, 68, Wrightson 2001, 78.


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