Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Menu Search

Anon Mdr 15VII/5 — Blíð ‘The gentle’

Hreinn fremr sigri sönnum
sólstýrir mey dýra;
víst er lýðr af löstum
leystr, sá er henni treystir.
Blíð og blessuð móðir
blóm heilagra dóma
— dugir himna guð gumnum —
gjörvallra má kallaz.

Hreinn sólstýrir fremr dýra mey sönnum sigri; víst er lýðr, sá er treystir henni, leystr af löstum. Blíð og blessuð móðir má kallaz blóm gjörvallra heilagra dóma; guð himna dugir gumnum.

The pure sun-governor [= God] promotes the glorious maiden with true victory; truly people who trust her are released from sins. The gentle and blessed mother may be called the flower of all holy judgements; the God of the heavens helps men.


[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Blid ok blezuð moder.’ B



Log in

This service is only available to members of the relevant projects, and to purchasers of the skaldic volumes published by Brepols.
This service uses cookies. By logging in you agree to the use of cookies on your browser.


Word in text

This view shows information about an instance of a word in a text.