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Note to stanza
[All]: Haraldr hárfagri ‘Fair-hair’ Hálfdanarson (HhárfI) was the consolidator of Norway (r. c. 860-932). The poem now begins to commemorate the (historical) kings of Norway. The topic of this and the next stanza is the famous battle of Hafrsfjorden (c. 885-90), after which the victorious Haraldr gained sovereignty over all of Norway (see HhárfHkr ch. 18, ÍF 26, 114-17; ÍF 29, 66-70; Þhorn Harkv 1-12I; Þhorn GldrI; Anon Nkt 3-9II). See also his Biography in SkP I.
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