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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

Helreið Brynhildar (Helr) - 14

Helreið Brynhildar

Not published: do not cite ()

non-skaldic stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13 

3 — Helr 3

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Breg þú eigi mér,
brúðr ór steini,
þótt ek værak
í víkingu;
ek mun okkur
æðri þikkja
hvars menn eðli
okkart kunna.
Þú vart, Brynhildr,
Buðla dóttir,
heilli verstu
íheim borin;
þú hefir Gjúka
um glatað börnum
ok búi þeira
brugðið góðu.   (eddic or germanic)

(‘Don’t reproach me, lady living in the rock,
that I’ve been on viking expeditions;
I shall be accepted as of better ancestry than you
wherever people compare our lineage.’
‘Brynhild, Budli’s daughter,
you were born as the worst luck in the world;
you have ruined the children of Giuki
and destroyed their good dwelling-places.’

editions: Skj Not in Skj;


GKS 2365 4° (R) 36v, 3 - 36v, 6 (Edda)  image  image  
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