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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mey 39VII/4 — drottni ‘Lord’

Bál var kynt um brúði sæla;
bik vellanda um meyna helliz;
Lúcía stóð í loganum blessuð
lof færandi drottni kærum.
Lýðrinn fyldiz ljótrar æði;
leggur einn af greifans seggjum
hvíta frú með hvössu spjóti;
heldr hun nú með drottni veldi.

Bál var kynt um sæla brúði; vellanda bik helliz um meyna; blessuð Lúcía stóð í loganum færandi lof kærum drottni. Lýðrinn fyldiz ljótrar æði; einn af greifans seggjum leggur hvíta frú með hvössu spjóti; hun heldr nú veldi með drottni.

A fire was kindled around the blessed bride; boiling pitch is poured over the maiden; the blessed Lucy stood in the flame giving praise to the dear Lord. The people were filled with ugly rage; one of the count’s men pierces the bright lady with a sharp spear; she now holds power with the Lord.



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