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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Kálf Kátr 13VII/8 — alla ‘all’

Heilög rödd tók hátt að mæla
harðla dýr við meyna skýra:
‘Kátrín, vit þú, að guðdóms gætir
gistir bjartr í þínu hjarta.
… Hörn hin bezta,
heiðna spekinga, orma leiðar;
unnar leið þú elda Nanna
alla þá til minnar hallar’.

Heilög rödd, harðla dýr, tók að mæla hátt við skýra meyna: ‘Kátrín, vit þú, að gætir guðdóms gistir bjartr í þínu hjarta. … hin bezta Hörn leiðar orma, heiðna spekinga; leið þú alla þá, Nanna elda unnar, til minnar hallar.

A holy voice, very precious, began to speak loudly to the bright maiden: ‘Catherine, know that the guardian of the Godhead [= God] resides bright in your heart. … the best Hörn <goddess> of the path of serpents [GOLD > WOMAN], the heathen sages; lead them all, Nanna <goddess> of the fires of the wave [GOLD > WOMAN], to my hall’.



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