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Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson (Hfr)

10th century; volume 1; ed. Diana Whaley;

2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar (ErfÓl) - 29

Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld ‘Troublesome-poet’ Óttarsson (Hfr) was brought up in Vatnsdalur, northern Iceland, probably in the 960s. He is the subject of Hallfreðar saga (Hallfr), which survives both as a continuous text (ÍF 8, 133-200) and interpolated into ÓT. The main strands of the saga are Hallfreðr’s unhappy relationship with Kolfinna Ávaldadóttir, his travels as trader, fighter and poet, his conversion to Christianity and his devotion to Óláfr Tryggvason, and all these aspects of his life occasioned poetry which partially survives.

Fragments of an early drápa for Hákon jarl Sigurðarson (r. c. 970-c. 995) are extant (Hfr HákdrIII; ÍF 8, 151), but the greater part of Hallfreðr’s court poetry, and the poetry edited in this volume, concerns King Óláfr Tryggvason (c. 995-c. 1000): Óláfsdrápa (Hfr Óldr) and Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar (Hfr ErfÓl). Like other Icelanders, Hallfreðr accepted Christian baptism under the influence of Óláfr. The difficulty, for a poet and pagan, of this switch of religious allegiance is the theme of Hfr Lv 6-10V, and is, according to the sagas, alluded to in his nickname vandræðaskáld, lit. ‘Poet of difficulties’. The sagas agree that the name was bestowed by the king, though they differ about the precise reason (ÓTOdd 1932, 125-6; Hkr, ÍF 26, 331-2; Hallfr, ÍF 8, 155; ÓT 1958-2000, I, 387). Hallfreðr is attributed with a lost Uppreistardrápa ‘Restoration drápa’ (?), supposedly composed to atone for his journey into pagan Gautland (Västergötland, ÍF 8, 178). He is also credited in Hallfr (ÍF 8, 194-5) with an encounter with Eiríkr jarl Hákonarson (r. c. 1000-c. 1014) and in Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 257, 266, 280) with poetry for him; this is vestigially preserved in Eiríksdrápa (Hfr EirdrV). The saga also shows Hallfreðr presenting a flokkr to the Danish jarl Sigvaldi (ÍF 8, 168) and a poem to the Swedish king Óláfr Eiríksson (ÍF 8, 177-8), but no traces of these survive.

The marriage of Kolfinna, the love of Hallfreðr’s youth, to Gríss Sæmingsson provoked Hallfreðr both early and later in life to compose strikingly inventive stanzas which intertwine themes of yearning love and rivalry (Hfr Lv 1-3, 15-24V), and his níð against Gríss led to legal proceedings and indirectly to the killing of Hallfreðr’s brother Galti (Ldn, ÍF 1, 224; ÍF 8, 189-90). In the course of an adventure in Västergötland (Hfr Lv 12-14V), Hallfreðr met and married Ingibjǫrg Þórisdóttir, who died young, but not before bearing two sons, Auðgísl and Hallfreðr. According to Hallfr (ÍF 8, 196-9), Hallfreðr himself died at the age of nearly forty, from a combination of illness and injury as he sailed through the Hebrides; he was buried on Iona (cf. Hfr Lv 26-7V).

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Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar (‘Memorial drápa for Óláfr Tryggvason’) — Hfr ErfÓlI

Kate Heslop 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar’ 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. 400.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26a   26b   27   28 

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa, 1001 (AI, 159-66, BI, 150-7); stanzas (if different): 1 | 2 | 3 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 27 | 28 | 29

in texts: Flat, Fsk, Hallfr, HallfrÓT, Hkr, ÓT, ÓTC, ÓTOdd, Skm, SnE, SnEA, Þiðr

SkP info: I, 400

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1 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 1 [Vol. 1, 403] — Hfr ErfÓl 1I

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Þar hykk víst til mjǫk mistu
(mǫrg kom drótt á flótta)
gram, þanns gunni framði,
gengis þrœnzkra drengja;
nœfr vá einn við jǫfra
allvaldr tváa snjalla
(frægt's til slíks at segja
síðar) ok jarl enn þriðja.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 3 (AI, 159-60; BI, 150-1); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 301x, 302x, 310, 325VIII 1, 51x, 52x, 521x, 54, 61, Bb, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, Holm18, J1x, J2x, Kx, papp18x, xx; texts: Flat 329, Fsk 113, ÓT 159, ÓTC 55, ÓTOdd 7(6)
 
2 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 2 [Vol. 1, 404] — Hfr ErfÓl 2I

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Flugþverrir nam fyrri
frægr aldrigi vægja,
heldr lét hǫlða skyldir
hugrekki sér þekkja.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 1 (AI, 159; BI, 150); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 54, 61, Bb, Flat; texts: Flat 326, ÓT 157
 
3 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 3 [Vol. 1, 405] — Hfr ErfÓl 3I

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Geta skal máls, þess's mæla
menn at vápna sennu
dolga fangs við drengi
dáðǫflgan bǫr kvôðu;
baða hertryggðar hyggja
hnekkir sína rekka
(þess lifa þjóðar sessa
þróttar orð) á flótta.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 2 (AI, 159; BI, 150); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 301x, 302x, 310, 51x, 52x, 521x, 54, 61, Bb, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, Holm18, J1x, J2x, Kx, papp18x, xx; texts: Flat 328, Fsk 114, ÓT 158, ÓTC 53, ÓTOdd 8(7)
 
4 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 4 [Vol. 1, 407] — Hfr ErfÓl 4I

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Hept vas lítt (á lopti
liðu ǫrvar framm gǫrva)
brodda flaug, áðr bauga
brjótendr skyti spjótum;
orð vas hitt, at harðast,
hvarkunnr, fyr lǫg sunnan,
mest, í malma gnaustan
minn dróttinn framm sótti.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 4 (AI, 160; BI, 151); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 325VIII 2 b, 53, 54, 61, Bb, Flat; texts: Flat 331, ÓT 161
 
5 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 5 [Vol. 1, 408] — Hfr ErfÓl 5I

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Sótti herr, þars hætti,
hundmargr drasil sunda,
en hjalmsprotum hilmir
harðfengr Dǫnum varði;
fellu þar með þolli
þeim skævaðar geima
(mein hlautk af því) mínir
(meir) hollvinir fleiri.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 5 (AI, 160; BI, 151); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 53, 54, Bb, Flat; texts: Flat 334, ÓT 164
 
6 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 6 [Vol. 1, 409] — Hfr ErfÓl 6I

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Herskerðir klauf harðan
(hann gekk reiðr of skeiðar)
svarðar stofn með sverði
sunnr eldviðum gunnar;
kunni gramr at gunni
(gunnþings éarnmunnum
margr lá heggr of hǫggvinn)
holbarkar rô sarka.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 6 (AI, 160; BI, 151); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 54, A, Bb; texts: ÓT 165, SnEA 9
 
7 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 7 [Vol. 1, 411] — Hfr ErfÓl 7I

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Varð of Vinða myrði
vígskýs (en þat lýsik)
ramr und randar himni
rymr (knôttu spjǫr glymja);
hirðir stózk með harðan
hnitvegg við fjǫlð seggja
víðis veltireiðar
varghollr þrimu marga.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 7 (AI, 160-1; BI, 151-2); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 53, 54, 761bx, Bb, Flat; texts: Flat 336, ÓT 167
 
8 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 8 [Vol. 1, 413] — Hfr ErfÓl 8I

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Upp sǫgðu lǫg (lagðisk
líf skjótt firum) hlífa,
gnóg til gumna feigðar,
gǫlkn (við randar bǫlku).

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 8 (AI, 161; BI, 152); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 54, Bb, Flat; texts: Flat 338, ÓT 169
 
9 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 9 [Vol. 1, 414] — Hfr ErfÓl 9I

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Leitt hykk Leifa brautar
lognôrungum vôru
geirs við gumna stjóra
geigurþing at eiga,
þás fákhlaðendr frœknir
farligs at vin jarla
húfs með hamri þœfðar
hringskyrtur framm gingu.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 9 (AI, 161; BI, 152); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 54, Bb, Flat; texts: Flat 339, ÓT 170
 
10 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 10 [Vol. 1, 415] — Hfr ErfÓl 10I

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Sukku niðr af Naðri
(naddfár) í bǫð sárir
(baugs gerðut við vægjask)
verkendr Heðins serkjar;
vanr mun Ormr, þótt Ormi
alldýrr konungr stýri,
hvars skríðr með lið lýða,
lengi slíkra drengja.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 13 (AI, 162; BI, 153); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 301x, 310, 325VIII 1, 4-7, 52x, 521x, 53, 54, 61, Bb, F, Flat, FskAx, Holm18, J1x, J2x, Kx, papp18x; texts: Flat 345, Fsk 119, ÓT 177, ÓTC 58, ÓTOdd 14(13)
 
11 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 11 [Vol. 1, 417] — Hfr ErfÓl 11I

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Eigi látask ýtar
enn, þeirs víðast nenna,
fremra mann of finna
folkreifum Áleifi.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 10 (AI, 161; BI, 152); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 54, 61, Bb, Flat; texts: Flat 346, ÓT 178
 
12 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 12 [Vol. 1, 418] — Hfr ErfÓl 12I

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Firðisk vætr, sás varði
víð lǫnd, Breta stríðir
bleyði firðr við bráðan
bekkdóm Heðins rekka;
hann lét of sǫk sanna,
sverðjalmr óx þar, verða,
(skilit frá ek) fyr skilja,
skóð mǫrg roðin blóði.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 11 (AI, 161; BI, 152); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 54, 61, Bb, Flat; texts: Flat 347, ÓT 179
 
13 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 13 [Vol. 1, 419] — Hfr ErfÓl 13I

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Hverr vas hræddr við ǫrvan
hugdyggvan son Tryggva
(óðusk malmþings meiðar)
maðr und sólar jaðri.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 12 (AI, 161; BI, 152-3); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 54, 61, Bb; texts: ÓT 180
 
14 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 14 [Vol. 1, 420] — Hfr ErfÓl 14I

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Myndi lung et langa
(láðsíks) und gram ríkum
(blóð kom á þrǫm þíðan)
þjóð varliga hrjóða,
meðan ítrs vinir ôttu
innan borðs (at morði
sú gerðisk vel) varða
(verðung) jǫfurs sverðum.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 14 (AI, 162; BI, 153); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 54, 61, Bb, Flat; texts: Flat 348, ÓT 181
 
15 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 15 [Vol. 1, 421] — Hfr ErfÓl 15I

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Gótt es gǫrva at frétta
(gunnr óx fyr haf sunnan,
sverð bitu feigra fyrða
fjǫrrǫnn) at því mǫnnum,
hvern rakkligast rekka
randláðs viðir kvôðu
(Surts ættar vink sléttan
sylg) Áleifi fylgja.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 15 (AI, 162; BI, 153); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 53, 54, 61, Bb, Flat; texts: Flat 354, ÓT 188
 
16 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 16 [Vol. 1, 422] — Hfr ErfÓl 16I

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Ógrœðir sá auðan
armgrjóts Trana fljóta
(hann rauð geir at gunni
glaðr) ok báða Naðra,
áðr hjaldrþorinn heldi
hugframr ór bǫð ramri
snotr af snœris vitni
sunds Þórketill undan.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 16 (AI, 162-3; BI, 153-4); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 22x, 301x, 310, 4-7, 52x, 521x, 53, 54, 61, Bb, F, Flat, FskAx, Holm18, J1x, J2x, Kx, papp18x; texts: Flat 355, Fsk 121, ÓT 189, ÓTC 62, ÓTOdd 10(9)
 
17 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 17 [Vol. 1, 424] — Hfr ErfÓl 17I

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Ítrfermðum réð Ormi
orðsæll jǫfurr norðan
(snǫrp varð at þat sverða
snót) Eireki á móti,
en húfjǫfnum hefnir
hlýrs þeim gota stýrði
(áðr óx of gram góðan
gunnr) Hôkonar sunnan.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 18 (AI, 163; BI, 154); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 325VIII 2 g, 53, 54, 61, Bb, Flat; texts: Flat 371, ÓT 201
 
18 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 18Hallfreðr [Vol. 1, 425] — Hfr ErfÓl 18I

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Veitkat hitt, hvárt Heita
hungrdeyfi skalk leyfa
dynsæðinga dauðan
dýrbliks eða þó kvikvan,
alls sannliga segja
(sárr mun gramr at hvôru,
hætt's til hans at frétta)
hvárt tveggja mér seggir.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 20 (AI, 163-4; BI, 154); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 22x, 301x, 310, 325VIII 2 g, 4-7, 52x, 521x, 53, 54, 61, Bb, F, Flat, FskAx, Holm18, J1x, J2x, Kx, papp18x; texts: Flat 357, Fsk 122, ÓT 191, ÓTC 64, ÓTOdd 16(15)
 
19 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 19 [Vol. 1, 427] — Hfr ErfÓl 19I

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Sagðr vas mér, né meira
munuma stríð of bíða,
lýðum firðr ok láði
landvǫrðr fyr sæ handan;
væri oss, þó ærir
elds þeim svikum beldi,
heilalíkn, ef, hauka
hôklifs, jǫfurr lifði.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 21 (AI, 164; BI, 155); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 310, 325VIII 2 g, 4-7, 53, 54, 61, Bb, Flat, Holm18; texts: Flat 358, ÓT 192, ÓTOdd 17(16)
 
20 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 20 [Vol. 1, 429] — Hfr ErfÓl 20I

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Sá vas ôrr, of ævi,
oddbragðs, es þat sagði,
at lofða gramr lifði,
læstyggs sonar Tryggva;
vesa kveðr ǫld ór éli
Áleif kominn stála,
(menn geta máli sǫnnu)
(mjǫk) 's verr an svá (ferri).

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 22 (AI, 164; BI, 155); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 22x, 301x, 325VIII 2 g, 52x, 521x, 53, 54, 61, Bb, F, FskAx, J1x, J2x, Kx, papp18x; texts: Fsk 123, ÓT 193, ÓTC 65
 
21 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 21 [Vol. 1, 431] — Hfr ErfÓl 21I

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Mundut þess, es Þrœnda
þróttharðan gram sótti,
frák, með liði lýða
landherr, þar skǫp verða,
at mundjǫkuls myndi
margdýrr koma rýrir
(geta þykkjat mér gotnar
glíkligs) ór styr slíkum.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 23 (AI, 164-5; BI, 155); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 22x, 301x, 325VIII 2 g, 52x, 521x, 53, 54, 61, Bb, F, FskAx, J1x, J2x, Kx, papp18x; texts: Fsk 124, ÓT 194, ÓTC 66
 
22 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 22 [Vol. 1, 432] — Hfr ErfÓl 22I

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Enn segir auðar kenni
austr ór malma gnaustan
seggr frá sôrum tyggja
sumr eða braut of kumnum;
nú's sannfregit sunnan
siklings ór styr miklum
(kanka mart við manna)
morð (veifanar orði).

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 24 (AI, 165; BI, 155); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 22x, 301x, 325VIII 2 g, 52x, 53, 54, 61, Bb, F, Flat, FskAx, J1x, J2x, Kx, papp18x; texts: Flat 359, Fsk 125, ÓT 195, ÓTC 67
 
23 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 23 [Vol. 1, 433] — Hfr ErfÓl 23I

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Norðmanna hykk nenninn
(nú's þengill framm genginn,
dýrr hné dróttar stjóri)
dróttin und lok sóttan;
grams dauði brá gœði
góðs ófárar þjóðar.
Allr glepsk friðr af falli
flugstyggs sonar Tryggva.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 25 (AI, 165; BI, 156); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 301x, 52x, FskAx; texts: Fsk 126
 
24 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 24 [Vol. 1, 434] — Hfr ErfÓl 24I

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Harðgǫrvan lét hjǫrvi
Holms verða Týr sverða
vind á víðu sundi
vígþey Heðins meyjar;
áðr an Ormi næði
Eirekr eða hlut meira,
mǫrg óð bitr í blóði
benkneif fyr Áleifi.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 17 (AI, 163; BI, 154); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 325VIII 2 g, 53, 54, Bb; texts: ÓT 197
 
25 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 25 [Vol. 1, 436] — Hfr ErfÓl 25I

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Ilt vas þats ulfa sultar,
opt, þverri stóðk ferri,
mest þars malmar brustu,
mein, þótt smátt sé und einum;
skiliðr em ek við skylja,
skalmǫld hefr því valdit;
vætta virða dróttins
vil's mest ok dul flestum.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 27 (AI, 165-6; BI, 156); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 325VIII 2 g, 53, 54, 61, 744x, A, B, Bb, C, R, Tx, U; texts: ÓT 196, Skm 401
 
26a Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 26a [Vol. 1, 437] — Hfr ErfÓl 26aI

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Hefk, þanns hverjum jǫfri
heiptfíknum varð ríkri
und niðbyrði Norðra
norðr, goðfǫður orðinn;
bíða munk þess, es breiðan
barðmána vann skarðan,
margaukanda mækis
móts aldrigi bótir.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 28 (AI, 165-6; BI, 156); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 325VIII 2 g, 53, 54, 61, Bb; texts: ÓT 198
 
26b Vol. [error: assigned as individual verse to a vol > 4] — Hfr ErfÓl 26bV (Hallfr 7)

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Hlautk þanns œztr vas einna
(ek sanna þat) manna
und niðbyrði Norðra
norðr goðfǫður orðinn.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 26 (AI, 165; BI, 156); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: D; mss: 22x, 325IX 1 bx, 53, 557, 61, 62, Bb, Flat, M; texts: Flat 254, Hallfr 7, HallfrÓT 0, ÓT 116
 
27 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 27 [Vol. 1, 439] — Hfr ErfÓl 27I

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Fyrr mun heimr ok himnar,
hugreifum Áleifi,
(hann vas menskra manna
mest gótt) í tvau bresta,
áðr an, glíkr at góðu,
gœðingr myni fœðask;
kœns hafi Kristr enn hreini
konungs ǫnd ofar lǫndum.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 29 (AI, 166; BI, 156-7); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 325VIII 2 g, 53, 54, 61, Bb, Flat; texts: Flat 360, ÓT 199
 
28 Vol. 1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 28 [Vol. 1, 440] — Hfr ErfÓl 28I

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Norðr- eru ǫll of orðin
auð -lǫnd at gram dauðan.
Allr glepsk friðr af falli
flugstyggs sonar Tryggva.

Skj: Hallfrøðr Óttarsson vandræðaskáld: 3. Óláfsdrápa, erfidrápa 19 (AI, 163; BI, 154); dróttkvætt; ed. KSH; group: A1; mss: 100x, 177x, 178x, Flat, Holm18, M; texts: Flat 386, Hallfr 30, ÓTOdd 18(16b), Þiðr 1
 
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