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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sturl Hákkv 24II/3 — ræsis ‘of the ruler’

Ok þar gekk
á Gjallarbrú
ræsis mágr
fyr riðusóttum
bauga bliks,
er boðar fellu
elda vers
of afarmenni.

Ok þar gekk mágr ræsis á Gjallarbrú fyr riðusóttum bliks bauga, er boðar elda vers fellu of afarmenni.

And there the in-law of the ruler stepped on Gjallarbrú because of the fevers of the gleam of shield-bosses [SWORD] when the offerers of the fires of the ocean [GOLD > GENEROUS MEN] fell around the proud man.


[3] mágr ræsis ‘the in-law of the ruler’: Skúli Bárðarson. Hákon was married to Skúli’s daughter, Margrét.



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