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Haustlöng (Old Norse "autumn-long") is a skaldic poem composed around the beginning of the 10th century.[1] The poem is preserved in the 13th century Prose Edda, which quotes two groups of stanzas from it, and is attributed to the Norwegian skald Þjóðólfr of Hvinir. The poem describes mythological scenes painted on a shield given to the poet. In the stanzas that have come down to us two such scenes are described:

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



External links

  • Finnur Jónsson 1912-1915
  • Þjóðólfr ór Hvini: Haustlöng Two editions of the Old Norse text
  • Haustlöng Old Norse text with English translation
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