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Húsdrápa

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Húsdrápa


Húsdrápa is a skaldic poem partially preserved in the Prose Edda where disjoint stanzas of it are quoted. It is attributed to the skald Úlfr Uggason. The poem describes mythological scenes carved on kitchen panels. In the stanzas that have come down to us three such scenes are described.

Húsdrápa is often compared with Haustlöng and Ragnarsdrápa which also describe artworks depicting mythological scenes.

The poem is mentioned in Laxdæla saga:

"The wedding feast was a very crowded one, for the new hall was finished. Ulf Uggason was of the bidden guests, and he had made a poem on [1]

References

  • Hollander, Lee M. (1968). The skalds : a selection of their poems. [Ann Arbor]: University of Michigan Press.
  • Press, Muriel (transl.) (1899). Laxdale Saga. London: The Temple Classics.

External links

  • Húsdrápa in Old Norse from «Kulturformidlingen norrøne tekster og kvad» Norway.
  • Two editions of the preserved fragments.
  • Translation and notes on stanzas 3-6.
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