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Kali Sæbjarnarson (Kali)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Kali Sæbjarnarson (Kali) was a Norw. chieftain who married Gunnhildr, the daughter of Jarl Erlendr Þorfinnsson of Orkney (see Genealogy II in ÍF 34). Their son was Kolr Kalason, the father of Jarl Rǫgnvaldr Kali Kolsson of Orkney (Rv). According to Orkn (ÍF 34, 100) and H-Hr (Fms 7, 50), Kali died in the Hebrides (1098-9) on King Magnús berfœttr Óláfsson’s first expedition to the west.

Lausavísa — Kali LvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘ Kali Sæbjarnarson, Lausavísa’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 393-4. <> (accessed 29 May 2022)

stanzas:  1 

Skj: Kali Sæbjarnarson: Lausavísa, 1098 (AI, 434, BI, 404); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: Flat, H-Hr, Mork, Orkn

SkP info: II, 393-4

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This helmingr (Kali Lv 1) is found in Mberf in Mork, H-Hr and in Orkn (for the mss, see Introduction to Mberf Lv 1 above). It is also recorded in the lower margin of Bb (ÓH) at 195v, where is is attributed to Þormóðr Kolbrúnarskáld (ÞormI, V).
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated