Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Oddr kíkinaskáld (Okík)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

1. Poem about Magnús góði (Magn) - 3

Skj info: Oddr kíkinaskáld, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 354-5, BI, 327-8).

Skj poems:
1. Et digt om Magnus d. gode
2. Lausavísa

Very little is known about Oddr kíkinaskáld (Okík). Skáldatal lists him among the poets of Magnús Óláfsson and Haraldr Sigurðarson (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 274-5), and he appears to have been in Norway at the time of Magnús’s death (in 1047). The meaning of his nickname is debated (composing about a person with the name or nickname Kíkini or Kikini: so SnE 1848-87, III, 576, Finnur Jónsson 1907, 246; composing about people from a Norw. farmstead Kíkin: so ÍF 28, 63 n. 1). The quantity of the first <i> in the nickname cannot be established.

Poem about Magnús góði — Okík MagnII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Oddr kíkinaskáld, Poem about Magnús góði’ 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. 31-4.

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Skj: Oddr kíkinaskáld: 1. Et digt om Magnus d. gode, o. 1046 (AI, 354-5, BI, 327)

in texts: Flat, Fsk, H-Hr, Hkr, HSig, MGóð, MH

SkP info: II, 31-4

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1 Vol. 2. Oddr kíkinaskáld, 1. Poem about Magnús góði, 1 [Vol. 2, 32] — Okík Magn 1II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Vas fyr Míkálsmessu
malmgrimm háið rimma;
fellu Vinðr, en vǫnðusk
vápnhljóði mjǫk þjóðir;
en fyr jól vas ǫnnur
óhlítulig lítlu
(upp hófsk grimm með gumnum
gunnr) fyr Árós sunnan.

Skj: Oddr kíkinaskáld: 1. Et digt om Magnus d. gode 1 (AI, 354-5; BI, 327); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, 761bx, E, F, Flat, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: Flat 1008, H-Hr 73, MGóð 73, MH 39
 
2 Vol. 2. Oddr kíkinaskáld, 1. Poem about Magnús góði, 2 [Vol. 2, 33] — Okík Magn 2II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Feldu menn, þás mildan,
mǫrg tôr, í grǫf bôru,
þung byrðr vas sú, þengil,
þeim es hann gaf seima;
deilisk hugr, svát heldu
húskarlar grams varla,
siklings þjóð en síðan
sat opt hnípin, vatni.

Skj: Oddr kíkinaskáld: 1. Et digt om Magnus d. gode 2 (AI, 355; BI, 327); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 301x, 39, 761bx, E, F, Flat, FskAx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: Flat 1037, Fsk 200, H-Hr 124, HSig 24, MH 68
 
3 Vol. 2. Oddr kíkinaskáld, 1. Poem about Magnús góði, 3 [Vol. 2, 33-4] — Okík Magn 3II

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).

Mák, síz Magnúss ævi
móðfíkins þraut góða
(Odd hafa stríð of staddan)
stillis, harða illa;
hvarfak hvers manns þurfi,
harmr strangr fær mér angrat.
Þjóð es at dǫgling dauðan
dǫpr, því fǫrum vér aprir.

Skj: Oddr kíkinaskáld: 2. Lausavísa (AI, 355; BI, 327-8); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 761bx, Flat, H, Hr; texts: Flat 1038, H-Hr 125, MH 69
 
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