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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).

Lausavísur — Hár LvI

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.

stanzas:  1   2 

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

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1 Vol. 1. 46. Hárekr í Þjóttu, Lausavísur, 1 [Vol. 1, 808] — Hár Lv 1I

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Ráðit hefk at ríða,
Rínleygs, heðan mínum
láðs dynmari, leiðir,
lǫngum heldr an ganga,
þótt leggfjǫtrs liggi
lundr í Eyrarsundi,
(kannk þjóð kerski minni)
Knútr herskipum úti.

Skj: Hárekr Eyvindarson í Þjóttu: Lausavísur 1 (AI, 308; BI, 286); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A1; mss: 301x, 321x, 325V, 325VII, 61, 68, 73ax, 744x, 75a, 75c, 761bx, 972x, A, B, Bb, DG8, Flat, FskAx, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm, W; texts: Flat 546, Fsk 148, ÓH 108(105), ÓHHkr 102, ÓHLeg 39, TGT 4
 
2 Vol. 1. 46. Hárekr í Þjóttu, Lausavísur, 2 [Vol. 1, 810] — Hár Lv 2I

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Lækkak Lundar ekkjur,
læbaugs, at því hlæja,
skjótum eik fyr útan
ey, né danskar meyjar,
Jǫrð, at eigi þørðak
ifla flausts í hausti
á flatslóðir Fróða
fara aptr Vali krapta.

Skj: Hárekr Eyvindarson í Þjóttu: Lausavísur 2 (AI, 309; BI, 286); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A1; mss: 301x, 321x, 325V, 51x, 61, 68, 73ax, 75a, 75c, 761bx, 972x, Bb, DG8, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 547, Fsk 149, ÓH 109(106), ÓHHkr 103, ÓHLeg 40, ÓHÆ 8
 
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