Þorgils fiskimaðr (Þfisk)
11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;
Lausavísur (Lv) - 3
Þorgils fiskimaðr ‘the Fisherman’ (Þfisk) is otherwise unknown, but he is said to have been a Norwegian who had fought in the army of King Óláfr Haraldsson at the battle of Stiklestad in 1030 (so Mork, Flat, H-Hr). According to F (F 1871, 254), Þorgils, who is given the nickname Hástaði (because he came from the farm Hástaðir; but see Fidjestøl 1971, 37-8), was the foster-father of Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, and the two had been separated since the battle of Stiklestad. The F version goes on to say that Þorgils and his two sons afterwards accompanied Haraldr on his expedition to England and died at the battle of Stamford Bridge on 25 September 1066 (F 1871, 256).
Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Þorgils fiskimaðr, Lausavísur’ 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. 333-6.
Skj: Þórgils fiskimaðr: Lausavísur, o. 1055 (AI, 400-1, BI, 369)
in texts: Flat, H-Hr, MH, Mork
SkP info: II, 333-6
Þfisk, Lv ∙ is referred to in ∙ 1. Sigla for Skaldic Poems and Stanzas (SkP 1)
Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson ∙ is referred to in ∙ Þfisk, Lv (SkP 2)
Þjóðólfr Arnórsson ∙ is referred to in ∙ Þfisk, Lv (SkP 2)
Anon HSig 3 ∙ is referred to in ∙ Þfisk, Lv (SkP 2)
Hharð Lv 10 ∙ is referred to in ∙ Þfisk, Lv (SkP 2)
Þfisk Lv 1 ∙ is referred to in ∙ Þfisk, Lv (SkP 2)
ÞjóðA Lv 4 ∙ is referred to in ∙ Þfisk, Lv (SkP 2)