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Anon (Hhárf) 1I

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísa from Haralds saga hárfagra in Heimskringla 1’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1070.

Anonymous LausavísurLausavísa from Haralds saga hárfagra in Heimskringla1

text and translation

Hann gaf Tréskegg trollum;
Torf-Einarr drap Skurfu.

Hann gaf Tréskegg trollum; Torf-Einarr drap Skurfu.
 
‘He gave Tréskegg (‘Wood-beard’) to the trolls; Torf-Einarr (Turf-Einarr) killed Skurfa (‘the Scabby’).

notes and context

Torf-Einarr jarl Rǫgnvaldsson, on his first arrival in Orkney, encounters two vikings (Danish according to Orkn), whom he kills in battle.

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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: Anonyme digte og vers [X], I. B. 2. Om Torf-Einar jarl: AI, 177, BI, 167, Skald I, 90; Orkn 1913-16, 10, ÍF 34, 11 (ch. 7), Flat 1860-8, I, 223; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 138, ÍF 26, 129 (HHárf ch. 27), F 1871, 54.

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