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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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GunnLeif Merl I 21VIII (Bret 89)/1 — Táknar ‘stands for’

Táknar inn rauði         rás fagrsili,’
kvað bjóðr bragar,         ‘brezka lýði,
en inn hvíti naðr         ina heiðnu þjóð,
es byggja mun         brezkar jarðir.

‘Inn rauði fagrsili rás,’ kvað bjóðr bragar, ‘táknar brezka lýði, en inn hvíti naðr ina heiðnu þjóð, es mun byggja brezkar jarðir.

‘The red fine rope of the earth [SNAKE],’ said the offerer of poetry [POET = Merlin], ‘stands for the British people, and the white snake for the heathen folk who will settle the British lands.

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