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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Codex Regius of the Poetic Edda: an electronic edition (Edd.)

ed. Haraldur Bernharðsson;

not in Skj

prose works

Helgakviða Hjörvarðssonar (HHj) - 67

Helgakviða Hjörvarðssonar

Not published: do not cite ()

non-skaldic stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45   46 

6a — [not skaldic]

Cite as: Not published: do not cite ([not skaldic])

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Konungr bað að þeir skyldu fara annað sinn; fór hann sjálfr. En er þeir kómu upp á fjall ok sá á Svávaland landsbruna ok jóreyki stóra. Reið konungr af fjallinu fram ílandið ok tók náttból við á eina. Atli helt vörð ok fór yfir ána. Hann fann eitt hús. Fugl mikill sat á húsinu ok gætti ok var sofnaðr. Atli skaut spjóti fuglinn til bana en íhúsinu fann hann Sigrlinn konungs dóttur ok Álöfu jarls dóttur ok hafði þær báðar braut með sér. Fránmarr jarl hafði hamaz í arnar líki ok varið þær fyr hernum með fjölkynngi. Hróðmarr hét konungr, biðill Sigrlinnar. Hann drap Svávakonung ok hafði rænt ok brennt landið. Hjörvarðr konungr fekk Sigrlinnar en Atli Álöfar.

(The king commanded them to go a second time and he himself went. And when they came up on top of the mountain, in Svavaland they saw the country all on fire and dust-clouds from horses’ hoofs. The king rode on down the mountain and encamped for the night by a river. Atli kept watch and went over the river. He found a house. A great bird was sitting on the house, keeping watch, but it had fallen asleep. Atli hurled a spear at the bird and killed it, and in the house he found Sigrlinn, the king’s daughter, and Alof, the earl’s daughter, and took them away with him. Earl Franmar had changed himself into an eagle and had been keeping them safe from the army by magic. Hrodmar was the name of a king who was Sigrlinn’s suitor. He had killed the king of Svavaland and was raiding and burning the land. King Hiorvard married Sigrlinn, and Atli married Alof.

editions: Skj Not in Skj;


GKS 2365 4° (R) 22r, 28 - 22v, 5 (Edda)  image  image  
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