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Hildr Hrólfsdóttir nefju (Hildr)

9th century; volume 1; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

According to Hkr (ÍF 26, 123) and ÓH (1941, I, 51-2), Hildr (Hildr) was the daughter of the Norwegian Hrólfr nefja ‘Nose’ and the wife of Rǫgnvaldr jarl Eysteinsson of Mœrr (Møre). Orkn (ÍF 34, 7) gives her name as Ragnhildr Hrólfsdóttir nefju. She was the mother of Gǫngu-Hrólfr ‘Walking Hrólfr’, the alleged founder of the duchy of Normandy (see ÍF 26, 124-5 n. 1). The following lausavísa is the only poetry attributed to Hildr, who lived around 900.

Lausavísa — Hildr LvI

Kari Ellen Gade 2012, ‘ Hildr Hrólfsdóttir nefju, Lausavísa’ 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. 139. <> (accessed 24 May 2022)

stanzas:  1 

Skj: Hildr Hrólfsdóttir nefju: Lausavísa (AI, 31, BI, 27); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: Flat, HHárf, Hkr, ÓH

SkP info: I, 139

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1 Vol. 1. 7. Hildr Hrólfsdóttir nefju, Lausavísa, 1 [Vol. 1, 139] — Hildr 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Hafnið Nefju nafna,
nú rekið gand ór landi;
horskan hǫlða barma
hví bellið því, stillir?
ilt's við ulf at ylfask,
Yggr valbríkar, slíkan;
munat við hilmis hjarðir
hœgr, ef rinnr til skógar.

Skj: Hildr Hrólfsdóttir nefju: Lausavísa (AI, 31; BI, 27); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 158 8°x, 321x, 325V, 325VII, 61, 68, 75c, 761bx, 78ax, 972x, Bb, F, Flat, Holm2, J1x, J2x, Kx, R686x, Tóm; texts: Flat 442, HHárf 17, ÓH 29(27)
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