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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

Sigrdrífumál (Sigrdr) - 34

Sigrdrífumál

Not published: do not cite ()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 

0b — [not skaldic]

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Sigurðr reið upp áHindarfjall ok stefndi suðr til Frakklands. Áfjallinu sá hann ljós mikið svá sem eldr brynni ok ljómaði af til himins. En er hann kom að þá stóð þar skjaldborg ok upp ór merki. Sigurðr gekk ískjaldborgina ok sá að þar lá maðr ok svaf með öllum hervápnum Hann tók fyrst hjálminn af höfði hánum; þá sá hann að það var kona. Brynjan var föst sem hon væri holdgróin. Þá reist hann með Gram frá höfuðsmátt brynjuna í gögnum niðr ok svá út í gögnum báðar ermar. Þá tók hann brynju af henni en hon vaknaði ok settiz hon upp ok sá Sigurð ok mælti:

(Sigurd rode up onto Hindarfell and headed south towards the land of the Franks. On the mountain he saw a great light, as if fire were burning, and gleaming up against the sky. And when he came there, there stood a shield-wall with a banner flying over it. Sigurd went into the shield-wall and saw someone lying there asleep and fully armed. First he took off the helmet, then he saw that it was a woman. Her corslet was tight, as if it had grown into her flesh. So with his sword Gram he cut from the neck of the corslet downwards, and so along both the sleeves. Then he took the corslet off her, and she woke up, sat up, looked at Sigurd, and said:)

editions: Skj Not in Skj;

sources

GKS 2365 4° (R) 31v, 25 - 31v, 33 (Edda)  image  image  
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