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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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not skaldic (ns)

Widsith (Widsith) - 15

not in Skj

Widsith

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non-skaldic stanzas:  1-9   10-17   18-34   35-44   45-49   50-56   57-67   68-74   75-78   79-87   88-103   104-123   124-131   132-135   136-143 

The poetry here is not included in the skaldic edition but derives from other published editions.

1-9 Vol. [not skaldic: Widsith 1] — Widsith 1-9

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Widsið maðolade, | wordhord onleac,
se þe monna mæst | mægþa ofer eorþan,
folca geondferde; | oft he on flette geþah
mynelicne maþþum. | Him from Myrgingum
æþele onwocon. | He mid Ealhhilde,
fælre freoþuwebban, | forman siþe
Hreðcyninges | ham gesohte
eastan of Ongle, | Eormanrices,
wraþes wærlogan. | Ongon þa worn sprecan:

Skj: Not in Skj; eddic or germanic; ed. NS; group: X
 
10-17 Vol. [not skaldic: Widsith 2] — Widsith 10-17

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

‘Fela ic monna gefrægn | mægþum wealdan!
Sceal þeodna gehwylc | þeawum lifgan,
eorl æfter oþrum | eðle rædan,
se þe his þeodenstol | geþeon wile.
þara wæs Hwala | hwile selast,
ond Alexandreas | ealra ricost
monna cynnes, | ond he mæst geþah
þara þe ic ofer foldan | gefrægen hæbbe.

Skj: Not in Skj; eddic or germanic; ed. NS; group: X
 
18-34 Vol. [not skaldic: Widsith 3] — Widsith 18-34

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

ætla weold Hunum, | Eormanric Gotum,
Becca Baningum, | Burgendum Gifica.
Casere weold Creacum | ond Cælic Finnum,
Hagena Holmrygum | ond Heoden Glommum.
Witta weold Swæfum, | Wada Hælsingum,
Meaca Myrgingum, | Mearchealf Hundingum.
þeodric weold Froncum, | þyle Rondingum,
Breoca Brondingum, | Billing Wernum.
Oswine weold Eowum | ond Ytum Gefwulf,
Fin Folcwalding | Fresna cynne.
Sigehere lengest | Sædenum weold,
Hnæf Hocingum, | Helm Wulfingum,
Wald Woingum, | Wod þyringum,
Sæferð Sycgum, | Sweom Ongendþeow,
Sceafthere Ymbrum, | Sceafa Longbeardum,
Hun Hætwerum | ond Holen Wrosnum.
Hringweald wæs haten | Herefarena cyning.

Skj: Not in Skj; eddic or germanic; ed. NS; group: X
 
35-44 Vol. [not skaldic: Widsith 4] — Widsith 35-44

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).

Offa weold Ongle, | Alewih Denum;
se wæs þara manna | modgast ealra,
no hwæþre he ofer Offan | eorlscype fremede,
ac Offa geslog | ærest monna,
cnihtwesende, | cynerica mæst.
Nænig efeneald him | eorlscipe maran
on orette. | Ane sweorde
merce gemærde | wið Myrgingum
bi Fifeldore; | heoldon forð siþþan
Engle ond Swæfe, | swa hit Offa geslog.

Skj: Not in Skj; eddic or germanic; ed. NS; group: X
 
45-49 Vol. [not skaldic: Widsith 5] — Widsith 45-49

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).

Hroþwulf ond Hroðgar | heoldon lengest
sibbe ætsomne | suhtorfædran,
siþþan hy forwræcon | wicinga cynn
ond Ingeldes | ord forbigdan,
forheowan æt Heorote | Heaðobeardna þrym.

Skj: Not in Skj; eddic or germanic; ed. NS; group: X
 
50-56 Vol. [not skaldic: Widsith 6] — Widsith 50-56

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).

Swa ic geondferde fela | fremdra londa
geond ginne grund. | Godes ond yfles
þær ic cunnade | cnosle bidæled,
freomægum feor | folgade wide.
Forþon ic mæg singan | ond secgan spell,
mænan fore mengo | in meoduhealle
hu me cynegode | cystum dohten.

Skj: Not in Skj; eddic or germanic; ed. NS; group: X
 
57-67 Vol. [not skaldic: Widsith 7] — Widsith 57-67

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).

Ic wæs mid Hunum | ond mid Hreðgotum,
mid Sweom ond mid Geatum | ond mid Suþdenum.
Mid Wenlum ic wæs ond mid Wærnum | ond mid wicingum.
Mid Gefþum ic wæs ond mid Winedum | ond mid Gefflegum.
Mid Englum ic wæs ond mid Swæfum | ond mid ænenum.
Mid Seaxum ic wæs ond Sycgum | ond mid Sweordwerum.
Mid Hronum ic wæs ond mid Deanum | ond mid Heaþoreamum.
Mid þyringum ic wæs | ond mid þrowendum,
ond mid Burgendum, | þær ic beag geþah;
me þær Guðhere forgeaf | glædlicne maþþum
songes to leane. | Næs þæt sæne cyning!

Skj: Not in Skj; eddic or germanic; ed. NS; group: X
 
68-74 Vol. [not skaldic: Widsith 8] — Widsith 68-74

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).

Mid Froncum ic wæs ond mid Frysum | ond mid Frumtingum.
Mid Rugum ic wæs ond mid Glommum | ond mid Rumwalum.
Swylce ic wæs on Eatule | mid ælfwine,
se hæfde moncynnes, | mine gefræge,
leohteste hond | lofes to wyrcenne,
heortan unhneaweste | hringa gedales,
beorhtra beaga, | bearn Eadwines.

Skj: Not in Skj; eddic or germanic; ed. NS; group: X
 
75-78 Vol. [not skaldic: Widsith 9] — Widsith 75-78

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).

Mid Sercingum ic wæs | ond mid Seringum;
mid Creacum ic wæs ond mid Finnum | ond mid Casere,
se þe winburga | geweald ahte,
wiolena ond wilna, | ond Wala rices.

Skj: Not in Skj; eddic or germanic; ed. NS; group: X
 
79-87 Vol. [not skaldic: Widsith 10] — Widsith 79-87

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).

Mid Scottum ic wæs ond mid Peohtum | ond mid Scridefinnum;
mid Lidwicingum ic wæs ond mid Leonum | ond mid Longbeardum,
mid hæðnum ond mid hæleþum | ond mid Hundingum.
Mid Israhelum ic wæs | ond mid Exsyringum,
mid Ebreum ond mid Indeum | ond mid Egyptum.
Mid Moidum ic wæs ond mid Persum | ond mid Myrgingum,
ond Mofdingum | ond ongend Myrgingum,
ond mid Amothingum. | Mid Eastþyringum ic wæs
ond mid Eolum ond mid Istum | ond Idumingum.

Skj: Not in Skj; eddic or germanic; ed. NS; group: X
 
88-103 Vol. [not skaldic: Widsith 11] — Widsith 88-103

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).

Ond ic wæs mid Eormanrice | ealle þrage,
þær me Gotena cyning | gode dohte;
se me beag forgeaf, | burgwarena fruma,
on þam siex hund wæs | smætes goldes,
gescyred sceatta | scillingrime;
þone ic Eadgilse | on æht sealde,
minum hleodryhtne, | þa ic to ham bicwom,
leofum to leane, | þæs þe he me lond forgeaf,
mines fæder eþel, | frea Myrginga.
Ond me þa Ealhhild | oþerne forgeaf,
dryhtcwen duguþe, | dohtor Eadwines.
Hyre lof lengde | geond londa fela,
þonne ic be songe | secgan sceolde
hwær ic under swegle | selast wisse
goldhrodene cwen | giefe bryttian.
ðonne wit Scilling | sciran reorde
for uncrum sigedryhtne | song ahofan,
hlude bi hearpan | hleoþor swinsade,
þonne monige men, | modum wlonce,
wordum sprecan, | þa þe wel cuþan,
þæt hi næfre song | sellan ne hyrdon.

Skj: Not in Skj; eddic or germanic; ed. NS; group: X
 
104-123 Vol. [not skaldic: Widsith 12] — Widsith 104-123

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).

ðonan ic ealne geondhwearf | eþel Gotena,
sohte ic a gesiþa | þa selestan;
þæt wæs innweorud | Earmanrices.
Heðcan sohte ic ond Beadecan | ond Herelingas,
Emercan sohte ic ond Fridlan | ond Eastgotan,
frodne ond godne | fæder Unwenes.
Seccan sohte ic ond Beccan, | Seafolan ond þeodric,
Heaþoric ond Sifecan, | Hliþe ond Incgenþeow.
Eadwine sohte ic ond Elsan, | ægelmund ond Hungar,
ond þa wloncan gedryht | Wiþmyrginga.
Wulfhere sohte ic ond Wyrmhere; | ful oft þær wig ne alæg,
þonne Hræda here | heardum sweordum
ymb Wistlawudu | wergan sceoldon
ealdne eþelstol | ætlan leodum.

Skj: Not in Skj; eddic or germanic; ed. NS; group: X
 
124-131 Vol. [not skaldic: Widsith 13] — Widsith 124-131

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).

Rædhere sohte ic ond Rondhere, | Rumstan ond Gislhere,
Wiþergield ond Freoþeric, | Wudgan ond Haman;
ne wæran þæt gesiþa | þa sæmestan,
þeah þe ic hy anihst | nemnan sceolde.
Ful oft of þam heape | hwinende fleag
giellende gar | on grome þeode;
wræccan þær weoldan | wundnan golde
werum ond wifum, | Wudga ond Hama.

Skj: Not in Skj; eddic or germanic; ed. NS; group: X
 
132-135 Vol. [not skaldic: Widsith 14] — Widsith 132-135

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).

Swa ic þæt symle onfond | on þære feringe,
þæt se biþ leofast | londbuendum
se þe him god syleð | gumena rice
to gehealdenne, | þenden he her leofað.’

Skj: Not in Skj; eddic or germanic; ed. NS; group: X
 
136-143 Vol. [not skaldic: Widsith 15] — Widsith 136-143

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).

Swa scriþende | gesceapum hweorfað
gleomen gumena | geond grunda fela,
þearfe secgað, | þoncword sprecaþ,
simle suð oþþe norð | sumne gemetað
gydda gleawne, | geofum unhneawne,
se þe fore duguþe wile | dom aræran,
eorlscipe æfnan, | oþþæt eal scæceð,
leoht ond lif somod; | lof se gewyrceð,
hafað under heofonum | heahfæstne dom.

Skj: Not in Skj; eddic or germanic; ed. NS; group: X
 
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