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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Lilja, 89 [Vol. 7, 662-3]

[4] drotning himna ‘queen of the heavens’: The epithet regina cæli is a common title for Mary, perhaps most familiar from the Easter antiphon Regina cæli, lætare ‘Queen of heaven, rejoice’ (Brev. Nidr., h.iiiiv). Cf. also the Marian prayer in HómÍsl 1993, 91r: þu en ſę́la domina celi et terre ‘you are the blessed queen of heaven and earth’.


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