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Steigar-Þórir Þórðarson (SteigÞ)

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

Kviðlingr (Kv) - 1

Steigar-Þórir Þórðarson (Þórir of Steig; SteigÞ) was a powerful Norw. district chieftain who had been a retainer of Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson. He was the foster-father of King Hákon Magnússon, the cousin of King Magnús berfœttr Óláfsson. Upon Hákon’s death in 1094, Þórir joined an uprising against Magnús and tried to install a Dan. pretender, Sveinn Haraldsson, on the Norw. throne. He was captured by Magnús in 1094 and subsequently hanged. See Genealogy IV in ÍF 28.

Kviðlingr (‘Little verse’) — SteigÞ KvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Steigar-Þórir Þórðarson, Kviðlingr’ 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. 391-2.

stanzas:  1 

Skj: Steigar-Þórir: En kvædling (AI, 434, BI, 403); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: Ágr, Fsk, H-Hr, Hkr, Mberf, Mork

SkP info: II, 391-2

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1 Vol. 2. Steigar-Þórir Þórðarson, Kviðlingr, 1 [Vol. 2, 391-2] — SteigÞ Kv 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Vôrum félagar fjórir
forðum; einn við stýri.

Skj: Steigar-Þórir: En kvædling (AI, 434; BI, 403); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 301x, 39, 42x, 51x, Ágr, E, F, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Ágr 6, Fsk 254, H-Hr 253, Mberf 5, Mork 126
 
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