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.
Skj: Þórálfr (-valdr): Af et ubestemmeligt digt (AI, 418, BI, 388); stanzas (if different): [v]
in texts: Skm, SnE
SkP info: III, 467
||Vol. 3. Þórálfr (-valdr), Fragment, 1 [Vol. 3, 467] — Þórálfr Frag 1III
The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).
Sagði hitt, es hugði,
Hliðskjalfar gramr sjǫlfum,
hlífar-styggs þars hǫggnir
Háreks liðar vôru.
|Skj: Þórálfr (-valdr): Af et ubestemmeligt digt (AI, 418; BI, 388); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: B; mss: B, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Skm 22