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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Sól 64VII/6 — öflgir ‘mighty’

Menn sá ek þá,        er margan höfðu
        fé ok fjörvi rænt;
brjóst í gegnum        rendu brögnum þeim
        öflgir eitrdrekar.

Ek sá menn þá, er höfðu rænt margan fé ok fjörvi; öflgir eitrdrekar rendu í gegnum brjóst þeim brögnum.

I saw men then who had robbed many a one of property and life; mighty poisonous dragons ran through the breasts of those men.


[6] öflgir: oflugir papp15ˣ, 1441ˣ, ofleigir 214ˣ, ‘aufligir’ 2797ˣ


[6] öflgir eitrdrekar ‘mighty poisonous dragons’: Cf. Vsp 39 for the dragon Níðhǫggr who devours the corpses of evil-doers and the vánardreki of st. 54/2.



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