Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Sverris saga 1’ 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. 842-3.
These three anonymous lvv. from Sv (Anon (Sv) 1-3) are preserved in mss 327, Flat, E and 81a (8 has a lacuna here), and Lv 2-3 are also found in 304ˣ. The sts, which are the first to be recorded in the prose of Sv, are all cited in connection with the battle of Ilevollene between Sverrir Sigurðarson and Magnús Erlingson (on 27 May 1180). The metre of Anon (Sv) 1 is fornyrðislag.
Rygir ok Hǫrðar,
Filir ok Sygnir
sem Firða lið,
They accompanied the ruler: the Rygir and the Hǫrðar, the Filir and the Sygnir, along with the host of the Firðir, all the Mœrir, men from Romsdalen, the archbishop, all Trøndelag.
context: In the spring of 1180, Magnús Erlingsson summons the levy from
the entire western coast of Norway. He sails with his fleet from south-eastern Norway and north to Trondheim, where Sverrir has been spending the winter. Archbishop Eysteinn Erlendsson accompanies Magnús. This st. enumerates the units that participate in that
notes: This st., which is anonymous in all mss, is the only one in Sv that is cited as verification of information given in the prose. — The Rygir were the people from modern Rogaland, the Hǫrðar the people from Hordaland and the Filir were the inhabitants of Fjalir, the south-western part of Sunnfjord. The Sygnir hailed from Sogn, the Firðir from Fjordane and the Mœrir from Møre. — : Echoes Gísl Magnkv 2/5.
texts: ‹Flat 810›,
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: B. Vers om bestemte personer og begivenheder 19 (AI, 595; BI, 595); Skald I, 290; ÍF 30, 68 (ch. 44), Sv 1920, 47, Flat 1860-8, II, 572, E 1916, 297, Sv 1910-86, 53.