This interface will soon cease to be publicly available. Use the new interface instead. Click here to switch over now.

Cookies on our website

We use cookies on this website, mainly to provide a secure browsing experience but also to collect statistics on how the website is used. You can find out more about the cookies we set, the information we store and how we use it on the cookies page.

Runic Dictionary

login: password: stay logged in: help

Anonymous Poems (Anon)

III. 2. Hafliðamál (Hafl) - 1

2.2: Hafliðamál (‘The Speeches of Hafliði’) — Anon HaflIII

Tarrin Wills 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Hafliðamál’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 533. <> (accessed 3 July 2022)

stanzas:  1 

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: A. 1. Hafliðamál, fra o. 1121? (AI, 590, BI, 590); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: Gramm, TGT

SkP info: III, 533

notes: BMO 1884 17, 77; in Gramm3; Skj: Anon XII A1;

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance references search files


The title of this ljóðaháttr fragment, Hafliðamál ‘The Speeches of Hafliði’ (Anon Hafl), is given in TGT (mss A (main ms.) and W). According to Björn Magnússon Ólsen (TGT 1884, 185-6), the title and subject-matter of the half-stanza (apparently a scene at the alþingi) seem to indicate that the specific subject is the legal dispute between Hafliði Másson and Þorgils Oddason in c. 1120, as recorded in Sturlunga saga (Stu). See Note to l. 1 for further discussion. Both Björn Magnússon Ólsen (TGT 1884, 185-6) and Finnur Jónsson (TGT 1927, 95-6) discuss the interpretation of this fragment at length.

© 2008-