Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þorkell Skallason (ÞSkall)

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

Valþjófsflokkr (Valfl) - 2

Skj info: Þórkell Skallason, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 414, BI, 383-4).

Skj poems:
Valþjófsflokkr

Nothing is known about Þorkell (ÞSkall) except that he was a retainer of Earl Waltheof (Valþjófr) of Northumbria and that he composed a flokkr in Waltheof’s honour after his death (1076). According to Fsk (ÍF 29, 294), Þorkell was the son of one Þórðr skalli ‘Skull’, but we do not know whether he was from Iceland or from Norway (Skj gives his ethnicity as Icel.). No other poetry is attributed to Þorkell, and he is not listed in Skáldatal.

Valþjófsflokkr — ÞSkall ValflII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Þorkell Skallason, Valþjófsflokkr’ 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. 382-4.

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Skj: Þórkell Skallason: Valþjófsflokkr, o. 1070 (AI, 414, BI, 383-4)

in texts: Fsk, H-Hr, Hkr, HSig

SkP info: II, 382-4

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1 Vol. 2. Þorkell Skallason, Valþjófsflokkr, 1 [Vol. 2, 382-3] — ÞSkall Valfl 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Hundrað lét í heitum
hirðmenn jǫfurs brenna
sóknar Yggr, en seggjum
sviðukveld vas þat, eldi;
frétt's at fyrðar knôttu
flagðviggs und kló liggja;
ímleitum feksk áta
óls blakk við hræfrakka.

Skj: Þórkell Skallason: Valþjófsflokkr 1 (AI, 414; BI, 338); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: HSig 86
 
2 Vol. 2. Þorkell Skallason, Valþjófsflokkr, 2 [Vol. 2, 383-4] — ÞSkall Valfl 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Víst hefr Valþjóf hraustan
Viljalmr, sás rauð malma,
hinn es haf skar sunnan
hélt í tryggð of véltan;
satt's at síð mun létta,
snarr en minn vas harri
(deyrat mildingr mærri)
manndráp á Englandi.

Skj: Þórkell Skallason: Valþjófsflokkr 2 (AI, 414; BI, 384); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 301x, E, F, FskAx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, NRA51; texts: Fsk 247, H-Hr 224, HSig 87
 
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