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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 Hundingsbana II (Hhund II) - 73

Helgakviða Hundingsbana II

Not published: do not cite ()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   47   48   49   50   51 

33 — Hhund II 33

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Bítia þér það sverð
er þú bregðir
nema sjálfum þér
syngvi um höfði!
Þá væri þér hefnt
Helga dauða
ef þú værir vargr
áviðum úti,
auðs andvani
ok allz gamans,
hefðir eigi mat
nema áhræum spryngir!   (eddic or germanic)

(‘May the sword that you wield never bite for you,
unless it’s whistling above your own head.
Helgi’s death would be avenged on you,
if you were a wolf out in the forest
deprived of wealth and all well-being
and of food, except when you glutted yourself on corpses.’
)

editions: Skj Not in Skj;

sources

GKS 2365 4° (R) 25v, 24 - 25v, 27 (Edda)  image  image  
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