Þórálfr (-valdr) (Þórálfr)
11th century; volume 3; ed. Diana Whaley;
Fragment (Frag) - 1
Nothing is known of this skald (Þórálfr) and his poetry beyond the fact the helmingr below is cited in SnE (Skm) amidst citations mainly from well-known tenth-century skalds. The name of the skald is given as ‘þoralfr’ in W and B, and since these two mss are considered not closely related this makes this form marginally the best supported. Ms. Tˣ has ‘þorolfr’, as does R, though a patch of damage in R obscures the final letters, ‘þorol[…]’. The form ‘þorvalldr’ in U could be influenced by a citation from Þorvaldr blǫnduskáld five lines later. The name is printed in Skj as ‘Þórálfr (-valdr)’ but in LP (p. xvi) as ‘Þórolfr (-alfr, ‑valdr)’.
Diana Whaley 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Þórálfr (-valdr), Fragment’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 467. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1470> (accessed 4 August 2021)
Skj: Þórálfr (-valdr): Af et ubestemmeligt digt (AI, 418, BI, 388); stanzas (if different): [v]
in texts: Skm, SnE
SkP info: III, 467
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