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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Kálf Kátr 39VII/3 — ræsi ‘the king’

Ýtir, frá eg, að efli blóta
Iðja raddar þann veg kvaddi:
‘reyna skal eg nú ræsi að þjóna
röðla skríns og fielagar mínir.
Dæmi munu menn hvergi í heimi
heyra slík fyr sínum eyrum,
Draupnis hlynr, er drotning þína,
döggvar, bautt með sverði að höggva.’

Eg frá, að ýtir raddar Iðja kvaddi efli blóta þann veg: ‘eg skal nú reyna að þjóna ræsi skríns röðla og fielagar mínir. Hvergi í heimi munu menn heyra slík dæmi fyr sínum eyrum, er, hlynr Draupnis döggvar, bautt drotning þína að höggva með sverði’.

I heard that the the launcher of the speech of Iði <giant> [GOLD > GENEROUS MAN] spoke to the promoter of sacrifices [HEATHEN MAN] in this way: ‘I shall now try to serve the king of the shrine of heavenly bodies [SKY/HEAVEN > = God] and my comrades [as well]. Nowhere in the world will men hear such deeds before their ears, that [you], maple of Draupnir’s <ring> dew [GOLD > MAN], requested your queen to be slain with a sword’.



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