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Halldórr ókristni (Hókr)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Eiríksflokkr (Eirfl) - 8

Nothing is known about Halldórr ókristni ‘the Un-Christian’ (Hókr) aside from the fact that, according to Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 257, 266, 280), he was one of Eiríkr jarl Hákonarson’s poets. His nickname indicates that he must have been reluctant to convert to Christianity, and it is not surprising that he is connected with the court of the jarls of Hlaðir (Lade), given that Eiríkr’s father, Hákon jarl Sigurðarson, was the last heathen ruler of Norway. The eight stanzas below are what remain of Halldórr’s poetic oeuvre, and they show that he was well versed in myth and heroic legend and, in particular, that he was familiar with the poetry of earlier and contemporary skalds. In Skj, Finnur Jónsson gives his ethnicity as Icelandic, but that cannot be ascertained.

Eiríksflokkr (‘Flokkr about Eiríkr’) — Hókr EirflI

Kari Ellen Gade 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Halldórr ókristni, Eiríksflokkr’ 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. 469.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 

Skj: Haldórr ókristni: Eiríksflokkr, o. 1010 (AI, 202-4, BI, 193-5)

in texts: Flat, Fsk, Hkr, ÓT, ÓTC, ÓTOdd

SkP info: I, 469

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1 Vol. 1. 34. Halldórr ókristni, Eiríksflokkr, 1 [Vol. 1, 471] — Hókr Eirfl 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Út bauð jǫfra hneitir
élmóðr af Svíþjóðu
(sunnr hélt gramr til gunnar)
gunnbliks liði miklu;
hverr vildi þá (hildar)
hrægeitunga feitir
(már fekk) á sæ (sára
sylg) Eiríki fylgja.

Skj: Haldórr ókristni: Eiríksflokkr 1 (AI, 202; BI, 193); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A1; mss: 53, 54, 61, Bb, F, Flat, J1x, J2x, Kx; texts: Flat 324, ÓT 154, ÓTC 51
 
2 Vol. 1. 34. Halldórr ókristni, Eiríksflokkr, 2 [Vol. 1, 473] — Hókr Eirfl 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Eyna fór ok einu
(unnviggs) konungr sunnan
(sverð rauð) mætr (at morði
meiðr) sjau tøgum skeiða,
þás húnlagar hreina
hafði jarl of krafða
(sætt gekk seggja ættar
sundr) Skônunga fundar.

Skj: Haldórr ókristni: Eiríksflokkr 2 (AI, 202-3; BI, 193); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A1; mss: 301x, 302x, 310, 51x, 53, 54, 61, Bb, F, FskAx, FskBx, J1x, J2x, Kx; texts: Fsk 111, ÓT 155, ÓTC 52, ÓTOdd 6(5)
 
3 Vol. 1. 34. Halldórr ókristni, Eiríksflokkr, 3 [Vol. 1, 475] — Hókr Eirfl 3I

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).

Fjǫrð kom heldr í harðan,
hnitu reyr saman dreyra,
tungl skôrusk þá tingla
tangar, Ormr enn langi,
þás borðmikinn Barða
brynflagðs reginn lagði
(jarl vann hjalms at holmi
hríð) við Fáfnis síðu.

Skj: Haldórr ókristni: Eiríksflokkr 3 (AI, 203; BI, 193); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A1; mss: 301x, 310, 325VIII 1, 4-7, 53, 54, Bb, F, Flat, FskAx, Holm18, J1x, J2x, Kx; texts: Flat 344, Fsk 116, ÓT 176, ÓTC 57, ÓTOdd 11(10)
 
4 Vol. 1. 34. Halldórr ókristni, Eiríksflokkr, 4 [Vol. 1, 477] — Hókr Eirfl 4I

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).

Gerðisk snarpra sverða,
slitu drengir frið, lengi
þars gollin spjǫr gullu,
gangr of Orm enn langa;
dolgs kvôðu framm fylgja
fráns leggbita hônum
sœnska menn at sennu
sunnr ok danska runna.

Skj: Haldórr ókristni: Eiríksflokkr 4 (AI, 203; BI, 193-4); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A1; mss: 301x, 310, 325VIII 1, 4-7, 54, Bb, F, Flat, FskAx, Holm18, J1x, J2x, Kx; texts: Flat 342, Fsk 117, ÓT 174, ÓTC 56, ÓTOdd 12(11)
 
5 Vol. 1. 34. Halldórr ókristni, Eiríksflokkr, 5 [Vol. 1, 479] — Hókr Eirfl 5I

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).

Hykkat vægð at vígi,
vann drótt jǫfur sóttan,
(fjǫrð komt) jarl (at jǫrðu)
ógnharðan, sik spǫrðu,
þás (fjarðmývils) fœrðuð
folkharðr á trǫð Barða
(lítt vas Sifjar sóti
svangr) við Orm enn langa.

Skj: Haldórr ókristni: Eiríksflokkr 5 (AI, 203-4; BI, 194); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A1; mss: 301x, 310, 54, 61, Bb, Flat, FskAx, Holm18; texts: Flat 351, Fsk 118, ÓT 184, ÓTOdd 13(12)
 
6 Vol. 1. 34. Halldórr ókristni, Eiríksflokkr, 6 [Vol. 1, 481] — Hókr Eirfl 6I

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).

Hét á heiptar nýta
hugreifr (með Áleifi
aptr stǫkk þjóð of þoptur)
þengill sína drengi,
þás hafvita hǫfðu
hallendr of gram snjallan
(varð fyr Vinða myrði
vápnreið) lokit skeiðum.

Skj: Haldórr ókristni: Eiríksflokkr 6 (AI, 204; BI, 194); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A1; mss: 301x, 310, 325VIII 1, 4-7, 53, 54, 61, Bb, F, FskAx, Holm18, J1x, J2x, Kx; texts: Fsk 120, ÓT 186, ÓTC 61, ÓTOdd 15(14)
 
7 Vol. 1. 34. Halldórr ókristni, Eiríksflokkr, 7 [Vol. 1, 482] — Hókr Eirfl 7I

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).

Drógusk vítt at vígi
Vinða skeiðr ok ginðu
Þriðja hauðrs á þjóðir
þunn gǫlkn íarnmunnum;
gnýr varð á sæ sverða,
(sleit ǫrn gera beitu)
dýrr vá drengja stjóri,
drótt kom mǫrg á flótta.

Skj: Haldórr ókristni: Eiríksflokkr 7 (AI, 204; BI, 194); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A1; mss: 325VIII 2 g, 53, 54, 61, Bb, F, Flat, J1x, J2x, Kx; texts: Flat 356, ÓT 190, ÓTC 63
 
8 Vol. 1. 34. Halldórr ókristni, Eiríksflokkr, 8 [Vol. 1, 484] — Hókr Eirfl 8I

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).

Hjalmfaldinn bar hilmi
hrings at miklu þingi
(skeið glæstu þá þjóðir)
þangat Ormr enn langi,
en sunnr at gný Gunnar
glaðr tók jarl við Naðri;
áðr varð egg at rjóða
ættgóðr Hemings bróðir.

Skj: Haldórr ókristni: Eiríksflokkr 8 (AI, 204; BI, 194-5); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A1; mss: 301x, 325VIII 2 g, 51x, 53, 54, 61, Bb, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, J1x, J2x, Kx; texts: Flat 370, Fsk 129, ÓT 200, ÓTC 68
 
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