Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Halli stirði (Halli XI)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Russell Poole;

Flokkr (Fl) - 6

Skj info: Halli stirði, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 401-2, BI, 370-1).

Skj poems:
Flokkr

The poet who composed these sts is unidentified in the extant medieval sources. However, Johan Peringskiöld’s edn of Hkr (Hkr 1697, II, 143) contains an ascription to one ‘Halli stríði’ ‘the Stern’. This might have originated in a lost source (cf. Fidjestøl 1982, 145-6) but is more plausibly explained as a result of a misinterpretation of contracted svá sem hér segir ‘as is told here’ in Hkr as svá segir Halli stríði ‘as Halli stríði says’ or similar (ÍF 28, 160). This attribution might have been prompted by mention of an otherwise unknown Halli stirði ‘the Stubborn’, with nearly identical nickname, in Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 275) as one of the skalds of Haraldr harðráði. Possibly Peringskiöld was aware of this attestation. Halli stirði must be a separate identity from Haraldr’s well-known skald, Sneglu-Halli (SnH), since Skáldatal lists both Sneglu-Halli and Halli stirði among the poets who eulogised Haraldr. Also, the present sts indicate that their speaker was with Haraldr in 1064 when the events narrated took place, whereas, according to Sneglu-Halla þáttr (Snegl), Sneglu-Halli returned permanently to Iceland at an earlier date. Sneglu-Halli also composed encomiastic poetry, as indicated in Snegl (see Mork 1928-32, 234-47; ÍF 9, 261-95; Andersson and Gade 2000, 243-52).

Flokkr — Halli XI FlII

Russell Poole 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Halli stirði, Flokkr’ 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. 337-43.

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Skj: Halli stirði: Flokkr, 1064 (AI, 401-2, BI, 370-1)

in texts: H-Hr, Hkr, HSig

SkP info: II, 337-43

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1 Vol. 2. Halli stirði, Flokkr, 1 [Vol. 2, 338-9] — Halli XI Fl 1II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Norðr lykr gramr, sás gerðir
grund, frá Eyrarsundi
(hrafngœlir sparn hæli
hǫfn langskipa) stǫfnum;
rísta golli glæstir
gjalfr, en hlýður skjalfa,
hvast und her fyr vestan
Hallandi framm brandar.

Skj: Halli stirði: Flokkr 1 (AI, 401; BI, 370); dróttkvætt; ed. RGP; group: A2; mss: 39, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: H-Hr 172, HSig 63
 
2 Vol. 2. Halli stirði, Flokkr, 2 [Vol. 2, 339-40] — Halli XI Fl 2II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Gerðir opt fyr jǫrðu
eiðfastr Haraldr skeiðum;
Sveinn skerr ok til annars
eysund konungs fundar;
út hefra lið lítit
lofsnjallr Dana allra,
hinn es hvern vág sunnan,
hrafngrennir, lykr stǫfnum.

Skj: Halli stirði: Flokkr 2 (AI, 401; BI, 370); dróttkvætt; ed. RGP; group: A2; mss: 39, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: H-Hr 173, HSig 64
 
3 Vol. 2. Halli stirði, Flokkr, 3 [Vol. 2, 340-1] — Halli XI Fl 3II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Sýstuð suðr, þars æstu,
snjallr gramr, Danir allir,
enn (sék eigi minni
efni) mæltrar stefnu;
Sveinn tekr norðr at nenna
nær til landamæris
(varð fyr víðri jǫrðu
vinnsamt) Harald finna.

Skj: Halli stirði: Flokkr 3 (AI, 402; BI, 370); dróttkvætt; ed. RGP; group: A2; mss: 39, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: H-Hr 174, HSig 65
 
4 Vol. 2. Halli stirði, Flokkr, 4 [Vol. 2, 341-2] — Halli XI Fl 4II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Telja hátt, es hittask,
hvartveggja mjǫk, seggir,
orð, þaus angra fyrða
allmjǫk, búendr snjallir;
láta þeir, es þreyta,
þegnar, alt í gegnum
(svellr ofrhugi jǫfrum),
eigi brátt við sôttum.

Skj: Halli stirði: Flokkr 4 (AI, 402; BI, 371); dróttkvætt; ed. RGP; group: A2; mss: 39, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: H-Hr 175, HSig 66
 
5 Vol. 2. Halli stirði, Flokkr, 5 [Vol. 2, 342] — Halli XI Fl 5II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Ofreiði verðr jǫfra
allhætt, ef skal sættask;
menn, þeirs miðla kunnu,
môl ǫll vega í skôlum;
dugir siklingum segja
slíkt alt, es her líkar,
veldr, ef verr skulu hǫlðar,
vili girnðar því, skiljask.

Skj: Halli stirði: Flokkr 5 (AI, 402; BI, 371); dróttkvætt; ed. RGP; group: A2; mss: 39, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: H-Hr 176, HSig 67
 
6 Vol. 2. Halli stirði, Flokkr, 6 [Vol. 2, 342-3] — Halli XI Fl 6II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Hitt hefk heyrt, at settu
Haraldr ok Sveinn við meinum
(góð sýsl vas þat) gísla
glaðr hvárr tveggja ǫðrum;
þeir haldi svá sœrum
(sôtt lauksk þar með vôttum)
ok ǫllum frið fullum,
ferð at hvárgi skerði.

Skj: Halli stirði: Flokkr 6 (AI, 402; BI, 371); dróttkvætt; ed. RGP; group: A2; mss: 39, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: H-Hr 177, HSig 68
 
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