Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ívarr Ingimundarson (Ív)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Sigurðarbálkr (Sig) - 45

Skj info: Ívarr Ingimundarson, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 495-502, BI, 467-75).

Skj poems:
Sigurðarbǫlkr

Details from Ívarr’s life are known from his þáttr in Mork (1928-32, 354-6) and in H-Hr (Fms 7, 103-6). He was an Icelander of good family and could have been the son of Ingimundr inn gamli ‘the Old’ Þorsteinsson of Vatnsdalur, who had a son called Ívarr (see LH 1894-1901, II, 59-60). According to Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254-5, 262-3, 276), Ívarr composed about King Magnús berfœttr ‘Barelegs’ Óláfsson (d. 1103) and Magnús’s sons Eysteinn (d. 1122) and Sigurðr jórsalafari ‘Jerusalem-farer’ (d. 1130), as well as about Sigurðr slembidjákn ‘Fortuitous-deacon’ (?) (d. 1139). Only his poem about the latter survives. See also SnE 1848-87, III, 619-22.

Sigurðarbálkr (‘Bálkr about Sigurðr’) — Ív SigII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 501-27.

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Skj: Ívarr Ingimundarson: Sigurðarbǫlkr, o. 1140 (AI, 495-502, BI, 467-75); stanzas (if different): 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46

SkP info: II, 524-5

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40 — Ív Sig 40II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 40’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 524-5.

Flýðu Jótar        átján skipum,
þeirs Sigurði        sunnan fylgðu.
Raufsk ræsis lið,        þás ríkr konungr
vanr vásfǫrum        vápna neytti.

Jótar, þeirs fylgðu Sigurði sunnan, flýðu átján skipum. Lið ræsis raufsk, þás ríkr konungr, vanr vásfǫrum, neytti vápna.

The Jótar, who had accompanied Sigurðr from the south, fled with eighteen ships. The ruler’s troop scattered when the mighty king, accustomed to hard journeys, wielded his weapons.

texts: Mork 243

editions: Skj Ívarr Ingimundarson: Sigurðarbǫlkr 41 (AI, 501; BI, 474); Skald I, 233; Mork 1867, 218, Mork 1928-32, 432, Andersson and Gade 2000, 384, 494 (Sslemb).

sources

GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 34v, 33 - 34v, 34 (Mork)  image  image  image  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 207r, 5 - 207r, 12 (Sig)  image  
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