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GunnLeif Merl II 23VIII (Bret 23)

Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Breta saga 23 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II 23)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 156.

Gunnlaugr LeifssonMerlínusspá II

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable. The following is taken from an old edition (Skj where relevant):

Þá mun ór moldu
mæla steinar
ok verþjóðar
vél upp koma,
ey mun víðask,
en Valir skjalfa,
ok sær saman
sœkja fíkjum,
svát millim landa
mál of heyri.


Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínússpá I 23: AII, 14, BII, 15, Skald II, 9; Bret 1848-9, II, 23 (Bret st. 23); Hb 1892-6, 273; Merl 2012, 88-9.


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