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’)
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.
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
Steigar-Þórir’s kviðlingr ‘little verse’ (SteigÞ Kv), which is attributed to him in all mss, is transmitted in MberfHkr (mss Kˣ, 39, F, E, J2ˣ, 42ˣ) and in Ágr (Ágr), Fsk (FskBˣ, FskAˣ), Mork (Mork) and H-Hr (H, Hr). Kˣ is the main ms. The metre is háttlausa ‘lack of metrical form’ (see SnSt Ht 67III; SnE 1999, 29), a variant of dróttkvætt without internal rhyme.