Teaching Texts (Teach)
ed. Tarrin Wills;
1. Old Norse Pronunciation Guide (Pron) - 2
2. Vǫlsunga saga — chs 6-8 (Vǫls) - 45
3. Skáldskaparmál — chs 1-6 (Skm) - 45
4. Hrólfs saga kraka — chs 34-35 (Hr) - 27
5. Laxdœla saga — ch. 33 (Laxd) - 35
not in Skj
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The skaldic database has been adapted here to include prose texts for teaching purposes. The text of Hrólfs saga is from Guðni Jónsson’s edition in Fornaldar sögur norðurlanda (1954); Skáldskaparmál is based on the text in Anthony Faulkes’s Viking Society edition; Laxdœla saga and Grœnlendinga saga are taken from the Íslenzk fornrit series. The text of Vǫlsunga saga is from Gordon’s Introduction to Old Norse, with incest restored. The first section of Hrólfs saga includes a close, unidiomatic parallel translation by Tarrin Wills. The glossary has also been produced by Tarrin Wills.
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Skáldskaparmál — chs 1-6 —
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prose sections: 1.1
102 — Prose: Skm 24.2
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Váru þá teknar þær skálir er Þórr var vanr at drekka ór, ok snerti Hrugnir ór hverri. En er hann gerðisk drukkinn þá skorti eigi stór orð. Hann lézk skyldu taka upp Valhǫll ok fœra í Jǫtunheima, en søkkva Ásgarði en drepa guð ǫll, nema Freyju ok Sif vill hann heim fœra með sér. En Freyja fór þá at skenkja honum, ok drekka lézk hann munu alt Ása ǫl. En er Ásum leiddisk ofrefli hans þá nefna þeir Þór. Því næst kom Þórr í hǫllina ok hafði uppi á lopti hamarinn ok var allreiðr ok spyrr hverr því ræðr er jǫtnar hundvísir skulu þar drekka, eða hverr seldi Hrungni grið at vera í Valhǫll eða hví Freyja skal skenkja honum sem at gildi Ása. Þá svarar Hrungnir ok sér ekki vinaraugum til Þórs, sagði at Óðinn bauð honum til drykkju ok hann var á hans griðum. Þá mælir Þórr at þess boðs skal Hrungnir iðrask áðr hann komi út. Hrungnir segir at Ásaþór er þat lítill frami at drepa hann vápnlausan; hitt er meiri hugraun ef hann þorir berjask við hann at landamæri á Grjótúnagǫrðum.
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