This interface will soon cease to be publicly available. Use the new interface instead. Click here to switch over now.

Cookies on our website

We use cookies on this website, mainly to provide a secure browsing experience but also to collect statistics on how the website is used. You can find out more about the cookies we set, the information we store and how we use it on the cookies page.

Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

login: password: stay logged in: help

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

ed. Haraldur Bernharðsson;

not in Skj

prose works

Guðrúnarkviða I (Guðr I) - 26

Guðrúnarkviða I

Not published: do not cite ()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 

6 — Guðr I 6

Cite as: Not published: do not cite (Guðr I 6)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Þá kvað það Herborg,
Húna lands dróttning:
Hefi ek harðara
harm að segja:
mínir sjau synir
sunnan lands,
verr inn átti,
íval fellu;
faðir ok móðir,
fjórir bræðr,
þau á vági
vindr of lék,
barði bára
við borðþili.
Sjálf skylda ek göfga,
sjálf skylda ek götva,
sjálf skylda ek höndla,
herför þeira;
það ek allt um beið
ein misseri
svá að mér maðr engi
munar leitaði.   (eddic or germanic)

(Then said Herborg, queen of the Huns’ land:
‘I have a heavier harm to speak of:
my seven sons, in the south-lands,
my husband, as the eighth, all fell in slaughter;
father and mother, four brothers,
the wind played wickedly with them on the waves,
the waves surged against the gunwale.
‘I myself had to lay them out, I myself had to bury them,
I myself had to handle their journey to Hel;
all that I endured in one half-year,
thus no man could ever give me any joy.

editions: Skj Not in Skj;


GKS 2365 4° (R) 33v, 23 - 33v, 28 (Edda)  image  image  
© Skaldic Project Academic Body, unless otherwise noted. Database structure and interface developed by Tarrin Wills. All users of material on this database are reminded that its content may be either subject to copyright restrictions or is the property of the custodians of linked databases that have given permission for members of the skaldic project to use their material for research purposes. Those users who have been given access to as yet unpublished material are further reminded that they may not use, publish or otherwise manipulate such material except with the express permission of the individual editor of the material in question and the General Editor of the volume in which the material is to be published. Applications for permission to use such material should be made in the first instance to the General Editor of the volume in question. All information that appears in the published volumes has been thoroughly reviewed. If you believe some information here is incorrect please contact Tarrin Wills with full details.

This is a backup server for Any changes made here will be lost.