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Jǫkull Bárðarson (Jǫk)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Diana Whaley;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 2

According to Snorri Sturluson (ÓH 1941, I, 503; ÍF 27, 331), Jǫkull (Jǫk) was the son of Bárðr Jǫkulsson of Vatnsdalur, northern Iceland; he is described as a big, powerful man and a great traveller. He was uncle of the saga hero Grettir Ásmundarson and tried unsuccessfully to dissuade him from tackling the revenant Glámr (ÍF 7, 117). Jǫkull became a follower of Hákon jarl Eiríksson (on whom, see ‘Ruler biographies’ in Introduction to this volume), and this allegiance led, in the late 1020s, to both his triumph and his downfall, as commemorated in the two lausavísur attributed to him.

Lausavísur — Jǫk LvI

Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Jǫkull Bárðarson, 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. 813.

stanzas:  1   2 

Skj: Jǫkull Bárðarson: Lausavísur (AI, 314, BI, 291)

in texts: Flat, Fsk, Hkr, ÓH, ÓHHkr

SkP info: I, 813

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1 Vol. 1. 47. Jǫkull Bárðarson, Lausavísur, 1 [Vol. 1, 813] — Jǫk 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Hlautk frá Sult - en sæta
síð fregn at ek kvíða,
vôn erumk hreggs at hreini
hlýrvangs - skipi stýra,
þvís, eimþreytir, átti
Áleifr, Haka kleifar,
(gramr vas sjalfr á sumri
sigri ræntr) enn digri.

Skj: Jǫkull Bárðarson: Lausavísur 1 (AI, 314; BI, 291); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A1; mss: 301x, 321x, 325V, 325VII, 51x, 61, 68, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, Holm2, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 577, Fsk 159, ÓH 140(136), ÓHHkr 133
 
2 Vol. 1. 47. Jǫkull Bárðarson, Lausavísur, 2 [Vol. 1, 815] — Jǫk 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Svíða sôr af mœði,
setit hefk opt við betra;
und's á oss sús sprændi
ótrauð legi rauðum;
byss mér blóð ór þessi
ben; ték við þrek venjask;
verpr hjalmgǫfugr hilmir
heiðsær á mik reiði.

Skj: Jǫkull Bárðarson: Lausavísur 2 (AI, 314-5; BI, 291); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VII, 61, 68, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 578, ÓH 141(137), ÓHHkr 134
 
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