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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Kálf Kátr 34VII/8 — bragnings ‘of the prince’

Stef, þau er eg með stuðla knífi
smíðað hefi *, munu verða að líða;
skjöldungs er víst nú skýja veldis
slæmrinn gjörr um háleitt dæmi.
Öll hafði þá odda spillir
orðin söm við falda skorðu;
blóta fægir bauðz að eiga
bragnings meyju sólar vagna.

Stef, þau er eg hefi * smíðað með knífi stuðla, munu verða að líða; slæmrinn er nú víst gjörr um háleitt dæmi skjöldungs veldis skýja. Spillir odda hafði þá öll söm orðin við skorðu falda; fægir blóta bauðz að eiga meyju bragnings vagna sólar.

The refrains, which I have * constructed with the knife of stuðlar [TONGUE], will be coming to an end; the conclusion will now certainly be made about the sublime example of the king of the realm of the clouds [SKY/HEAVEN > = God]. The destroyer of swords’ points [WARRIOR] had then spoken all the same words to the prop of headdresses [WOMAN]; the performer of sacrifices [HEATHEN MAN] offered to marry the maiden of the prince of the wagons of the sun [SKY/HEAVEN > = God > HOLY WOMAN].



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