Data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas

login: password: stay logged in: help

Þjóðólfr Arnórsson (ÞjóðA)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Diana Whaley;

4. Sexstefja (Sex) - 32

Þjóðólfr Arnórsson (ÞjóðA) is listed in Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262) among the poets of Magnús inn góði ‘the Good’ Óláfsson and Haraldr harðráði ‘Hard-rule’ Sigurðarson, and virtually all his extant poetry seems to have been composed in honour of them, or in association with them; hence it dates from the period 1035-1066. The text of Skáldatal in AM 761 a 4°ˣ (SnE 1848-87, III, 259) also credits Þjóðólfr with poetry for Haraldr Þorkelsson, son of Þorkell inn hávi ‘the Tall’ and one of the Dan. magnates present in Norway during the reign of Sveinn Álfífuson (1030-35). No identifiable fragments of this remain, but if true the tradition would suggest that Þjóðólfr was born not much later than 1010. Hemings þáttr Áslákssonar (Hem) has him die at the battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066, and there is no record of him after that date, though Lv 11 has the air of being composed after the battle. Þjóðólfr was, according to Skáldatal and Fsk (ÍF 29, 245), the brother of another skald, Bǫlverkr Arnórsson (Bǫlv), and according to Sneglu-Halla þáttr (Snegl) in Flat (1860-8, III, 415), was from an undistinguished family in Svarfaðardalur, northern Iceland. The same þáttr (p. 421) names his father not as Arnórr but as Þorljótr, in the context of a scurrilous anecdote told against Þjóðólfr by Sneglu-Halli (SnH), who also taunts him with having composed the otherwise unknown Sorptrogsvísur ‘Dustbin Vísur’. The þáttr nevertheless describes him as accomplished (menntr vel) and courteous (kurteis maðr), highly favoured by King Haraldr and chief of his poets (haufutskꜳlld sitt, p. 415). Þjóðólfr’s poetry, rich in allusion and imagery, has continued to be widely admired, and it gains colour and vigour from the fact that he participated in many of the campaigns he depicts. It undoubtedly also reflects the fact that he was one of an exceptional circle of poets patronised by Haraldr (see Turville-Petre 1968), and much of his poetry shares topics and imagery with that of his contemporary Arnórr jarlaskáld (Arn), though there is no account of the dealings between these two. Þjóðólfr figures in several anecdotes centring on poetic composition: see Contexts to Lv 2-6, though we have no way of knowing whether he was so touchy about his reputation as the Context to Lv 4, and Snegl, would suggest; he also features as a go-between figure in Brands þáttr ǫrva, which cites no poetry. For brief biographies of Þjóðólfr see, e.g. SnE 1848-87, III, 578-9; LH 1894-1901, I, 627-32; Hollander 1945, 189-96.

In addition to the works edited here as Þjóðólfr’s, there have been further attributions to him. Þfagr Sveinn 7 is attributed to Þjóðólfr in Mork (1928-32, 165-6) and Flat (1860-8, III, 341), but to Þorleikr fagri in other sources; ÞKolb Eirdr 17I is attributed to Þjóðólfr in the U ms. alone, and Þfisk Lv 3 is attributed to him in F. Further, Flat, by citing Okík Magn 1 after ÞjóðA Magnfl 18 without announcing a change of skald implicitly assigns the latter to Þjóðólfr. We might perhaps also imagine Þjóðólfr having a hand in Anon (HSig) 2, the st. collaboratively composed by Haraldr’s men. A further set of six sts presented are anonymous in the medieval sources but are presented in this edn as Halli XI Fl (for reasons explained in Halli Biography below). These are printed among Þjóðólfr’s works in CPB II, 210-11 and listed under his name in SnE 1848-87, III, 583-4; Poole also finds ‘the ascription to Þjóðólfr Arnórsson … tempting, on stylistic grounds’ (1991, 75).

Preserved mainly in the kings’ sagas, above all in Hkr, Þjóðólfr’s oeuvre presents exceptional problems of reconstruction, which are discussed at some length in the Introductions to the individual poems or sets of sts. The chief problem is that Þjóðólfr certainly composed a major dróttkvætt poem for each of his patrons Magnús (Magnússflokkr, Magnfl) and Haraldr (Sexstefja, Sex), but that in each case there is also a set of sts that may or may not belong in the main encomium. The decision has been taken here to print them separately: fourteen sts depicting the aftermaths of Magnús’s major battles at Århus (Áróss) and Helgenæs (Helganes) are presented as ‘Stanzas about Magnús Óláfsson in Danaveldi’ (Magn), and seven describing the launch of Haraldr’s great levied fleet from Nidelven (the river Nið) as ‘Stanzas about Haraldr Sigurðarson’s leiðangr’ (Har). As a reference aid, the arrangement of Þjóðólfr’s oeuvre in SkP and Skj is shown here.

Magnússflokkr (ÞjóðA Magnfl)
SkP Skj
1-141-14
15Náði jarl at eyða 19
16Rǫnn lézt, ræsir Þrœnda,20
17Hizig laut, es heitir 21
18Flýði jarl af auðu, 22
19Háðisk heilli góðu25
Stanzas about Magnús Óláfsson in Danaveldi (ÞjóðA Magn)
SkPSkj
1Hrauð leifs mǫgr áðan Magnfl 15
2Misst hafa Sveins at sýnu, Magnfl 16
3Gær sák grjóti stóru Lv 1
4Spurði einu orði Magnfl 17
5Saurstokkinn bar svíra Magnfl 18
6Hrindr af hrókalandi Lv 2
7Menn eigu þess minnask, Lv 3
8Skjǫld bark heim frá hjaldri Magnfl 23
9Bauð leifs sonr áðan Magnfl 24
10Nú taka Norðmenn knýja,Lv 4
11Brum jǫrn at œrnuLv 5
12Svíðr of seggja búðirLv 6
13Fjǫrð lét fylkir verðaLv 7
14Ek hef ekki at drekkaLv 8
Runhent poem about Haraldr (ÞjóðA Run)
SkPSkj
1-41-4
Sexstefja (ÞjóðA Sex)
SkPSkj
1-51-5
6Þjóð veit, at hefr háðar7
7Stólþengils lét stinga6
8Ok hertoga hneykir25
9Reist eikikjǫlr austan8
10Vatn lézt, vísi, slitna,9
11Gegn skyli herr, sem hugnar10
12Frn hefr sveit við Sveini11
13Lét vingjafa veitir12
14Fast bað fylking hrausta13
15Alm dró upplenzkr hilmir14
16Flest vas hirð, sús hraustum15
17Sogns kvðu gram gegnan16
18Sveinn át sigr at launa17
19Nús of verk, þaus vísi,18
20Létu lystir sleitu19
21Tók Holmbúa hneykir20
22Gagn brann greypra þegna; 21
23Fœrði fylkir Hǫrða,22
24Áræðis naut eyðir23
25Refsir reyndan ofsa24
26Mǫrk lét veitt fyr verka26
27Ǫrð sær Yrsu burðar27
28Lét hræteina hveiti32
29Blóðorra lætr barri30a
30Geirs oddum lætr greddir30b
31Gera vas gisting byrjuð29
32Hár skyli hirðar stjóri35
Stanzas about Haraldr Sigurðarson’s leiðangr (ÞjóðA Har)
SkPSkj
1Skeið sák framm at flœði, Lv 18
2Slyngr laugardag lǫngu Lv 19
3Rétt kann rœði slíta Lv 20
4Sorgar veit, áðr slíti Lv 21
5Eigu skjól und skógi Lv 22
6Hléseyjar lemr hvan Lv 23
7Haraldr þeysti nú hraustla Lv 24
Fragments (ÞjóðA Frag )
SkPSkj
1 Nús valmeiðum víðisLv 9
2Jarl/Ǫrr lætr, odda skúrar Sex 28
3Ganga él of Yngva Sex 31
4Snart við sæþráð kyrtat Sex 33
5Útan bindr við enda Sex 34
Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Lausavísur (ÞjóðA Lv)
SkPSkj
1Leiða langar dauða Lv 10
2Sumar annat skal sunnar Lv 11
3[Logit hefr Baldr at Baldri]
brynþings fetilstingar
Lv 12
4Mildingr rauð í móðu Lv 13
5Varp ór þrætu þorpi Lv 14
6Sigurðr eggjaði sleggju Lv 15
7Haddan skall, en Halli Lv 16
8Út stendr undan báti Lv 17
9Ǫld es, sús jarli skyldi Lv 25
10Skalka frá, þótt fylkir Lv 26
11Ǫld hefr afráð goldit Lv 27

Reconstructions of the Þjóðólfr corpus are offered by Finnur Jónsson in SnE 1848-87, III, 579-90, which is the basis (almost unchanged) for Skj (AI, 361-83, BI, 332-53), and the Skj ordering is retained in Skald (I, 168-77); other major contributions are by Guðbrandur Vigfússon in CPB (II, 198-212) and by Fidjestøl (1982, 133-43, 172).

The principal eds consulted in the course of re-editing Þjóðólfr’s poetry for SkP are listed for each st., and are of two main types: eds of the skaldic corpus (Finnur Jónsson’s in Skj AI, 361-83; BI, 332-53 and Ernst Albin Kock’s in Skald I, 168-77, supported by numerous NN) and eds of the various prose works in which the poetry is preserved. Extracts are also included in anthologies, articles and other works including (with ten or more sts): CPB II, 198-212; Kock and Meissner 1931, I, 57-60; Hollander 1945,190-6 (annotated translations only), Poole 1991, 59-63; and (with seven sts) Turville-Petre 1976, 97-102. Such works as these, together with others containing comment on the poetry, are cited as appropriate in the Notes.

notes

Sexstefja — ÞjóðA SexII

Diana Whaley 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Sexstefja’ 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. 108-47.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32 

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja, o. 1065 (AI, 369-77, BI, 339-46); stanzas (if different): 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 28 | 29 | 30/1-4 | 30/5-8 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35

in texts: Flat, Fsk, Gramm, H-Hr, H-Hr, , Hkr, HSig, LaufE, LaufE, MH, Mork, ÓH, Skm, SnE, TGT

SkP info: II, 108-47

notes: Reallocated - only 10 short stanzas in SnE

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance references search files

 

1 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 1 [Vol. 2, 112-13] — ÞjóðA Sex 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).

Hvast frák Haugi et næsta
hlífél á gram drífa,
en Bolgara brennir
brœðr sínum vel tœði;
skilðisk hann, ok hulði
hjalmsetr gamall vetra
tyggi tolf ok þriggja,
trauðr við Áleif dauðan.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 1 (AI, 369; BI, 339); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 301x, 321x, 325V, 325VII, 39, 61, 73ax, 972x, Bb, E, F, FskAx, H, Holm2, Holm4, Hr, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Fsk 162, H-Hr 77, HSig 1, ÓH 167(163)
 
2 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 2 [Vol. 2, 113-14] — ÞjóðA Sex 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).

Tøgu má tekna segja
(tandrauðs) á Serklandi
(ungr hætti sér) átta
(ormtorgs hǫtuðr) borga,
áðr herskǫrðuðr harðan
Hildar leik und skildi,
Serkjum hættr, í sléttri
Sikileyju gekk heyja.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 2 (AI, 369; BI, 339); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 301x, 39, 51x, E, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, papp18x; texts: Flat 1020, Fsk 183, H-Hr 85, HSig 6, MH 51
 
3 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 3 [Vol. 2, 114-16] — ÞjóðA Sex 3II

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).

Dolgljóss, hefir dási
darrlatr staðit fjarri
endr, þás elju Rindar
ómynda tók skyndir;
vasat Afríka jǫfri
Ánars mey fyr hônum
haglfaldinni at halda
hlýðisamt né lýðum.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 3 (AI, 369; BI, 339-40); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 301x, 51x, B, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Fsk 185, H-Hr 87, Skm 123
 
4 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 4 [Vol. 2, 116] — ÞjóðA Sex 4II

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).

Lét, þás lypt vas spjótum,
liðs hǫfðingi kviðjat,
en þeirs undan runnu,
ulfs grôð, friðar bôðu;
hann hefr fyr sæ sunnan
(svá finnask til minni)
opt með oddi keyptan
auð, þars leitt vas blauðum.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 4 (AI, 370; BI, 340); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: Flat, H, Hr, Mork; texts: Flat 1021, H-Hr 91, MH 52, Mork 1
 
5 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 5 [Vol. 2, 117] — ÞjóðA Sex 5II

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).

Sás, við lund, á landi
Langbarða réð ganga.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 5 (AI, 370; BI, 340); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: H, Hr; texts: H-Hr 82
 
6 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 6 [Vol. 2, 117-18] — ÞjóðA Sex 6II

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).

Þjóð veit að hefr háðar
hvargrimmligar rimmur
(rofizk hafa opt fyr jǫfri)
átján Haraldr (sáttir);
hǫss arnar rautt hvassar,
hróðigr konungr, blóði
(ímr gat krôs hvars kómuð)
klœr, áðr hingat fœrir.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 7 (AI, 370; BI, 340-1); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 39, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: H-Hr 92, HSig 8
 
7 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 7 [Vol. 2, 118-19] — ÞjóðA Sex 7II

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).

Stólþengils lét stinga
(styrjǫld vas þá byrjuð)
eyðir augu bæði
út heiðingja sútar;
lagði allvaldr Egða
austr á bragning hraustan
gráligt mark, en Girkja
gǫtu illa fór stillir.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 6 (AI, 370; BI, 340); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 301x, 39, E, F, FskAx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Fsk 189, H-Hr 96, HSig 12, Mork 5
 
8 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 8 [Vol. 2, 120] — ÞjóðA Sex 8II

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).

Ok hertoga hneykir
herfingnum lét stinga
(leyfð berk hans) ór hǫfði
haugs skundaði augu.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 25 (AI, 375; BI, 345); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 744x, B, C, R, Tx; texts: Skm 389
 
9 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 9 [Vol. 2, 121-2] — ÞjóðA Sex 9II

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).

Reist eikikjǫlr austan
ǫrðigt vatn ór Gǫrðum;
Svíar tœðu þér síðan,
snjallr landreki, allir;
gekk með golli miklu
(glygg fell ótt of tyggja)
hǫll á hléborð sollin
Haralds skeið und vef breiðum.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 8 (AI, 370-1; BI, 341); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 39, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: H-Hr 105, HSig 16
 
10 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 10 [Vol. 2, 122] — ÞjóðA Sex 10II

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).

Vatn lézt, vísi, slitna,
víðkunnr, und skǫr þunnri
(dýr klufu flóð) þars fóruð
(flaust) í Danmǫrk austan;
bauð hǫlf við sik síðan
sonr Áleifs þér (hála
frœndr hykk at þar fyndisk
fegnir) lǫnd ok þegna.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 9 (AI, 371; BI, 341); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 39, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: H-Hr 113, HSig 22
 
11 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 11 [Vol. 2, 123-4] — ÞjóðA Sex 11II

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).

Gegn skyli herr, sem hugnar,
hjaldrvitjaðar sitja,
dolgstœranda dýrum,
dróttinvandr ok standa.
Lýtr folkstara feiti,
fátt's til nema játta
þat sem þá vill gotnum,
þjóð ǫll, konungr bjóða.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 10 (AI, 371; BI, 341); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 301x, 39, 51x, 570a, E, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Flat 1059(760b), Fsk 232, H-Hr 143, H-Hr 0,  1(7), HSig 39, MH 90, Mork 0
 
12 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 12 [Vol. 2, 124-5] — ÞjóðA Sex 12II

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).

Frôn hefr sveit við Sveini
sinni skipt, til minna,
dôð ok drótni góðum,
drengspell es þat lengi.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 11 (AI, 371; BI, 341-2); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 301x, Flat, FskAx, Mork; texts: Flat 1055, Fsk 220, MH 86, Mork 46
 
13 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 13 [Vol. 2, 125] — ÞjóðA Sex 13II

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).

Lét vingjafa veitir
varghollr dreka skolla
lystr fyr leiðangrs brjósti
(liðs oddr vas þat) miðju.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 12 (AI, 371; BI, 342); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 570a, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: H-Hr 160,  9(27), HSig 53
 
14 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 14 [Vol. 2, 126-7] — ÞjóðA Sex 14II

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).

Fast bað fylking hrausta
friðvandr jǫfurr (standa
hamalt sýndusk mér) hǫmlur
(hildings vinir) skilda;
ramsyndan lauk rǫndum
ráðandi manndáða
nýtr fyr Nizi útan
naðr, svát hver tók aðra.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 13 (AI, 371-2; BI, 342); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, papp18x; texts: H-Hr 161, HSig 54
 
15 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 15 [Vol. 2, 127-8] — ÞjóðA Sex 15II

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).

Alm dró upplenzkr hilmir
alla nôtt; enn snjalli
hremsur lét á hvítar
hlífr landreki drífa;
búandmǫnnum smó benjar
blóðugr oddr, þars stóðu
(flugr óx) fylkis (vigra)
Finna gjǫld í skjǫldum.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 14 (AI, 372; BI, 342); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 301x, 39, 51x, E, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Flat 1065, Fsk 224, H-Hr 165, HSig 59, MH 96, Mork 55
 
16 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 16 [Vol. 2, 129-30] — ÞjóðA Sex 16II

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).

Flest vas hirð, sús hraustum
hrafns fœði vel tœði,
dauð, áðr dǫglingr næði,
døkks, á land at støkkva;
skóp furðu þá skerði,
skipun ǫll, vas þá, snjǫllum
hrings, til heljar genginn,
hverr fótr, konungs Jóta.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 15 (AI, 372; BI, 342); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 301x, 51x, FskAx, FskBx, Mork; texts: Fsk 226, Mork 57
 
17 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 17 [Vol. 2, 130-1] — ÞjóðA Sex 17II

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).

Sogns kóðu gram gegnan
glæst sjau tøgu et fæsta
senn á svipstund einni
Sveins þjóðar skip hrjóða.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 16 (AI, 372; BI, 342-3); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 301x, 39, 51x, E, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Flat 1067, Fsk 227, H-Hr 170, HSig 61, MH 98, Mork 58
 
18 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 18 [Vol. 2, 131-3] — ÞjóðA Sex 18II

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).

Sveinn át sigr at launa
sex, þeim es hvǫt vexa,
innan eina gunni,
ǫrleiks, Dana jǫrlum;
varð, sás vildit forða,
vígbjartr, snǫru hjarta,
í fylkingu fenginn
Fiðr Árna sonr miðri.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 17 (AI, 373; BI, 343); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 302x, 39, 51x, E, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Flat 1071, Fsk 228, H-Hr 171, HSig 62, MH 102, Mork 62
 
19 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 19 [Vol. 2, 133] — ÞjóðA Sex 19II

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).

Nú's of verk, þaus vísi,
vandmælt, svát af standisk,
auðan plóg at eiga
Upplendingum kendi;
sér hefr svá langs tírar
svinns, at æ mun vinnask,
þríu missari þessi
þengils hǫfuð fengit.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 18 (AI, 373; BI, 343); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 39, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: H-Hr 184, HSig 73
 
20 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 20 [Vol. 2, 134-5] — ÞjóðA Sex 20II

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).

Létu lystir sleitu
landkarlar gram varla
(gerði ǫld) á jǫrðu
(ódœmi) lǫg sœma,
en, því ráði þjóðar,
þeim brutu troll, es ollu,
hæls í hleypikjóla
hrís andskotum vísa.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 19 (AI, 373; BI, 343-4); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 301x, 51x, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, Mork; texts: Flat 1056, Fsk 229, H-Hr 179, MH 87, Mork 47
 
21 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 21 [Vol. 2, 135-6] — ÞjóðA Sex 21II

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).

Tók Holmbúa hneykir
harðan taum við Rauma;
þar hykk fast ens frœkna
fylking Haralds gingu;
eldr vas gǫrr at gjaldi;
gramr réð, en þá téði
hár í hóf at fœra
hrótgarmr búendr arma.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 20 (AI, 373-4; BI, 343-4); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 301x, 39, 51x, E, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Flat 1057, Fsk 230, H-Hr 181, HSig 70, MH 88, Mork 48
 
22 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 22 [Vol. 2, 136-7] — ÞjóðA Sex 22II

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).

Gagn brann greypra þegna,
glóð varð fǫst í tróði;
laust hertoga hristir
Heina illum steini;
lífs bôðu sér lýðir,
logi þingaði Hringum
nauðgan dóm, áðr næmisk
niðrfall Hôalfs galla.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 21 (AI, 374; BI, 344); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 301x, 39, 51x, E, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Flat 1058, Fsk 231, H-Hr 182, HSig 71, MH 89, Mork 49
 
23 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 23 [Vol. 2, 137-8] — ÞjóðA Sex 23II

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).

Fœrði fylkir Hǫrða,
friðr namsk ár et þriðja
(rend bitu stôl fyr strǫndu)
starf til króks, at hvarfi.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 22 (AI, 374; BI, 344); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 301x, 39, 51x, E, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Flat 1072, Fsk 233, H-Hr 183, HSig 72, MH 103, Mork 63
 
24 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 24 [Vol. 2, 138] — ÞjóðA Sex 24II

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).

Áræðis naut eyðir
aldyggr Selundbyggva;
hugr ræðr hǫlfum sigri,
Haraldr sannar þat, manna.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 23 (AI, 374; BI, 344); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 39, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: H-Hr 227, HSig 88
 
25 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 25 [Vol. 2, 138-9] — ÞjóðA Sex 25II

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).

Refsir reyndan ofsa
ráðgegn Haraldr þegnum;
hykk at hilmis rekkar
haldi upp, því's valda;
sverðs hafa slíkar byrðar
(sanns nýtr hverr við annan)
Haraldr skiptir svá heiptum,
hljótendr es sér brjóta.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 24 (AI, 375; BI, 344-5); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 39, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, papp18x; texts: H-Hr 228, HSig 89
 
26 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 26 [Vol. 2, 139-40] — ÞjóðA Sex 26II

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).

Mǫrk lét veitt fyr verka
vekjandi mér snekkju
(hann lætr hylli sinnar)
hjaldrs (tilgørðir valda).

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 26 (AI, 375; BI, 345); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 39, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: H-Hr 229, HSig 90
 
27 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 27 [Vol. 2, 140-3] — ÞjóðA Sex 27II

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).

Ǫrð sær Yrsu burðar
inndrótt jǫfurr sinni
bjartplógaðan bauga
brattakr vǫlu-spakra;
eyss landreki ljósu
lastvarr Kraka barri
á, hlémyldar holdi,
hauks kǫlfur mér sjǫlfum.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 27 (AI, 375; BI, 345); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 2368x, 743x, 744x, B, C, R, Tx, U, W; texts: LaufE 38(348), Skm 188, Skm 393
 
28 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 28 [Vol. 2, 143-4] — ÞjóðA Sex 28II

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).

Lét hræteina hveiti
hrynja gramr ór brynju;
vill at vexti belli
valbygg Haraldr Yggjar.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 32 (AI, 376; BI, 346); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: A; texts: TGT 94
 
29 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 29 [Vol. 2, 144-5] — ÞjóðA Sex 29II

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).

Blóðorra lætr barri
bragningr ara fagna;
Gauts berr sigð á sveita
svans ǫrð konungr Hǫrða.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 30/1-4 (AI, 376; BI, 346); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 164x, 2368x, 743x, 744x, A, B, C, papp10x, R, Tx, U; texts: LaufE 51(269), LaufE 30(344), SnE 0
 
30 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 30 [Vol. 2, 145-6] — ÞjóðA Sex 30II

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).

Geirs oddum lætr greddir
grunn hvert stika sunnar
hirð, þats hann skal varða,
hrægamms ara sævar.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 30/5-8 (AI, 376; BI, 346); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 744x, A, B, C, R, Tx, U; texts: LaufE 51(269), LaufE 30(344), Skm 337
 
31 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 31 [Vol. 2, 146-7] — ÞjóðA Sex 31II

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).

Gera vas gisting byrjuð
gnóg, en ulf ór skógi
sonr á sôr at spenja
Sigorðar kom norðan.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 29 (AI, 376; BI, 345); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: 744x, A, B, C, R, Tx, U; texts: Skm 321
 
32 Vol. 2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 4. Sexstefja, 32 [Vol. 2, 147] — ÞjóðA Sex 32II

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).

Hár skyli hirðar stjóri
hugreifr sonum leifa
arf ok óðaltorfu,
ósk mín es þat, sína.

Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson: 3. Sexstefja 35 (AI, 377; BI, 346); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: R, Tx, U, W; texts: Skm 282
 
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated