Þorkell Skallason (ÞSkall)
11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;
Valþjófsflokkr (Valfl) - 2
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.
Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘ 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. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1422> (accessed 23 January 2022)
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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