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Þorbjǫrn skakkaskáld (Þskakk)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Erlingsdrápa (Erldr) - 3

Þorbjǫrn skakkaskáld ‘Skakki’s Poet’ (Þskakk) is unknown. Finnur Jónsson (Skj) gives his nationality as Icel., but that is conjectural. According to Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 255, 257, 264, 266, 277-8, 281) he composed about Jarl Erlingr skakki ‘the Tilting’ Kyrpinga-Ormsson (d. 1179), Erlingr’s son Magnús (d. 1184) and Sverrir Sigurðarson (d. 1202). Only the three sts from his poetry about Erlingr survive.

Erlingsdrápa — Þskakk ErldrII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Þorbjǫrn skakkaskáld, Erlingsdrápa’ 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. 631-5.

stanzas:  1   2   3 

Skj: Þórbjǫrn skakkaskáld: Erlingsdrápa, o. 1170 (AI, 534-5, BI, 515-16)

in texts: H-Hr, Hkr, HSona, MErl

SkP info: II, 631-5

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1 Vol. 2. Þorbjǫrn skakkaskáld, Erlingsdrápa, 1 [Vol. 2, 631-4] — Þskakk Erldr 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Hjoggu øxar eggjum
ugglaust hvatir glugga
(því vas nent) á nýju
Norðmenn í kaf borði;
eyðendr sôu yðrar
arnar hungrs á, jǫrnum,
vágfylvingi, vélar,
vígskǫrð ofan bǫrðuð.

Skj: Þórbjǫrn skakkaskáld: Erlingsdrápa 1 (AI, 534; BI, 515); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: H-Hr 340, HSona 8
 
2 Vol. 2. Þorbjǫrn skakkaskáld, Erlingsdrápa, 2 [Vol. 2, 634] — Þskakk Erldr 2II

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Greitt frák, gumna dróttinn
gríðar fáks, í víðu,
trauðr esat tenn at rjóða,
Túnsbergi þér snúna;
hræddusk bjartra brodda
býjar-menn við rennu;
ugðu eld ok sveigðan
alm dynviðir malma.

Skj: Þórbjǫrn skakkaskáld: Erlingsdrápa 2 (AI, 534-5; BI, 515); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: H-Hr 354, MErl 2
 
3 Vol. 2. Þorbjǫrn skakkaskáld, Erlingsdrápa, 3 [Vol. 2, 635] — Þskakk Erldr 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Urð dró austan fjarðar
Erlingr at vígingum,
(mein fekk margr af Kœnu
maðr) es hann fór þaðra;
fœrðr vas fleinn meðal herða
Fríreks, ofar nekkvi
skoldi óþarfr ǫldu
illgjarn við tré Bjarni.

Skj: Þórbjǫrn skakkaskáld: Erlingsdrápa 3 (AI, 535; BI, 516); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: H-Hr 355, MErl 3
 
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