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Gestumbl Heiðr 22VIII (Heiðr 69)

Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 69 (Gestumblindi, Heiðreks gátur 22)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 435.

GestumblindiHeiðreks gátur

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable. The following is taken from an old edition (Skj where relevant):

Hverjar ro snótir,
er ganga syrgjandi
at forvitni fǫður,
mǫrgum mǫnnum
hafa at meini orðit,
við þat munu aldr ala.
Heiðrekr konungr,
hygg þú at gátu.


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 [XIII], D. 5. Heiðreks gátur 19: AII, 225, BII, 243-4, Skald II, 126, NN §115; Heiðr 1672, 144, FSN 1, 478, Heiðr 1873, 251-2, 340, Heiðr 1924, 72-5, 132, FSGJ 2, 46, Heiðr 1960, 40; Edd. Min. 114.


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