Ǫlvir hnúfa (Ǫlv)
9th century; volume 1; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;
Lausavísa (Lv) - 1
III. Poem about Þórr (Þórr) - 1
The little information we possess about Ǫlvir hnúfa ‘Snub-nose’ (?) (Ǫlv) comes from the following sources: from Egils saga (Eg, ÍF 2, 3-4 n.), where this ninth-century Norwegian skald is said to be the son of Berðlu-Kári, viking companion of Egill Skallagrímsson’s paternal grandfather, Kveldúlfr; from Gullþóris saga (GullÞ), alternatively known as Þorskfirðinga saga (ÍF 13, 226), and from Skálda saga Haralds konungs hárfagra (Skáld) in Hauksbók (Hb 1892-6, 445-55). Two fragments by Ǫlvir have survived: a lausavísa (Ǫlv Lv) from Skáld, edited below, and a couplet (Ǫlv ÞórrIII) from a poem probably about the god Þórr’s fight with the Miðgarðsormr ‘World Serpent’ in mss of SnE (1998, I, 15), edited in SkP III.
Poem about Þórr —
Margaret Clunies Ross 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Ǫlvir hnúfa, Poem about Þórr’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 491.
Skj: Ǫlvir hnúfa: 1. Af et digt om Tor(?) (AI, 6, BI, 6); stanzas (if different): [v]
in texts: Skm, SnE
SkP info: III, 491
Note: The following transcriptions have been entered to aid the editing process. These may not have been fully reviewed and checked and may therefore not be reliable. You may wish to consult the manuscript images. Any corrections can be notified to the database editor.
R - 21v/32-21v/33 (MCR)|
Ǫstiz allra landa| vmgiorð ok sonr jarþar.
Tx - 22r/21-22r/21 (MCR)
Ǫstiz allra landa umgerd ok sonr jardar|
W - 47/8-47/8
Ęstiz allra landa umgerð ok sonr iarðar.|
U - 27v/8-27v/8 (MCR)
œstiz allra landa vmgerþ ok sonr iarþar.