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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Leiðarvísan (Leið) - 45

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Leiðarvísan (‘Way-Guidance’) — Anon LeiðVII

Katrina Attwood 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Leiðarvísan’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 137-78.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan, et digt fra det 12. årh. (AI, 618-26, BI, 622-33)

SkP info: VII, 171

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35 — Anon Leið 35VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 35’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 171.

Þats rétt, at dag dróttins
dǫglingr myni hingat
lopts ok lýðum skipta
ljósgims koma af himnum.
Oss skyldi aldri
ógnartíð in stríða
— drótt biði sikling sátta
sólvangs — ór hug ganga.

 

It is true that {the king {of the loft {of the light-jewel}}} [SUN > SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)] will come here from the heavens on the Lord’s day and divide people. That severe time of terror should never go out of our minds; let the people beg {the prince {of the sun-plain}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)] for reconciliation.

notes: St. 35 is the last in 624. — [5-8]: This helmingr is very similar to the account of the Second Coming and Last Judgement in Has 37/5-8.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 35 (AI, 624-5; BI, 631); Skald I, 306; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 67, Rydberg 1907, 9, Attwood 1996a, 69, 179.

sources

AM 757 a 4° (B) 11r, 13 - 11r, 16  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 90, 19 - 90, 22  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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