Hárekr í Þjóttu (Hár)
11th century; volume 1; ed. Diana Whaley;
Lausavísur (Lv) - 2
Hárekr (Hár) was a Norwegian chieftain from Þjótta (Tjøtta, Nordland), a son of the poet Eyvindr skáldaspillir (‘Plagiarist’ (?)) and otherwise well connected. According to Hkr and other sources, he enjoyed fluctuating relations with Óláfr Haraldsson (r. c. 1015-30) and other rulers, in a long career which terminated in a revenge killing, c. 1035, by Ásmundr Grankelsson, using Magnús góði’s axe. As well as being credited with two extant lausavísur, Hárekr is among the magnates listed in the U redaction of Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 269), with (Hofgarða-)Refr Gestsson as his skald. None of Hofgarða-Refr’s surviving poetry certainly concerns Hárekr, but his Frags 4, 5III could be from poems about Hárekr or his son Einarr (so LH I, 598).
Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Hárekr í Þjóttu, Lausavísur’ 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. 808.
Skj: Hárekr Eyvindarson í Þjóttu: Lausavísur, 1027 (AI, 308-9, BI, 286)
in texts: Flat, Fsk, Gramm, Hkr, ÓH, ÓHHkr, ÓHLeg, ÓHÆ, TGT
SkP info: I, 808
mss referred to in stanzas/text:
AM 36 folx, AM 38 folx, AM 51 folx, AM 61 fol, AM 68 fol, AM 73 a folx, AM 75 a fol, AM 75 c fol, AM 242 fol, AM 301 4°x, AM 303 4°x, AM 321 4°x, AM 325 V 4°, AM 325 VII 4°, AM 744 4°x, AM 748 I b 4°, AM 757 a 4°, AM 761 b 4°x, DG 8, GKS 1005 fol, GKS 1008 fol, Holm perg 1 fol, Holm perg 2 4°, Holm perg 4 4°, OsloUB 371 folx, Thott 972 folx
mss from the text and poem locations table: