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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Heilagra meyja drápa (Mey) - 60

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Heilagra meyja drápa (‘Drápa about Holy Maidens’) — Anon MeyVII

Kirsten Wolf 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Heilagra meyja drápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 891-930.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum, Heilagra meyja drápa. (AII, 526-39, BII, 582-97)

SkP info: VII, 910-11

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30 — Anon Mey 30VII

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Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 30’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 910-11.

Agnes var með elsku tígnuð
Jésú blóm í sjálfri Róma;
þrautir háði þrettán vetra
þessi mey við grimman hessi.
Níðingrinn bað nökta leiða
Nönnu gulls hjá heiðnum mönnum;
vildi hann, að skammaz skyldi
skrautlig mær, ef allsber væri.

Agnes, blóm Jésú, var tígnuð með elsku í sjálfri Róma; þessi mey, þrettán vetra, háði þrautir við grimman hessi. Níðingrinn bað {Nönnu gulls} leiða nökta hjá heiðnum mönnum; hann vildi, að skrautlig mær skyldi skammaz, ef allsber væri.

Agnes, the flower of Jesus, was honoured with love in Rome itself; this maiden, thirteen years old, was tortured by the wicked chieftain. The villain requested that {the Nanna <goddess> of gold} [WOMAN] be led naked past heathen men; he wanted the splendid maid to be ashamed, if she was completely nude.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum 30 (AII, 532-3; BII, 589); Skald II, 326.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 9r - 9r (Mey)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 25, 19 - 25, 21 ()  image  image  
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