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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Úlfr Uggason (ÚlfrU)

10th century; volume 3; ed. Edith Marold;

Húsdrápa (Húsdr) - 12

Skj info: Ulfr Uggason, Islandsk digter, o. 1000. (AI, 136-9, BI, 128-30).

Skj poems:
1. Húsdrápa
2. Lausavísa

The skald Úlfr Uggason (ÚlfrU) lived around the year 1000 in Western Iceland. Little is known about his life. According to Ldn (S 76, H 64, ÍF 1, 111) he was married to Járngerðr, the daughter of Þórarinn Grímkelsson. Njáls saga (ch. 60, ÍF 12, 152) mentions his losing a lawsuit against Ásgrímr Elliða-Grímsson. The episode told in Njáls saga (ch. 102, ÍF 12, 261-4) about Úlfr refusing a request by Þorvaldr veili ‘the Miserable’ to use force against the missionary Þangbrandr, portrays him as a cautious man. That request and Úlfr’s dismissal of it are recounted there in two lausavísur (Þveil LvV, ÚlfrU LvV; see also Kristni saga ch. 9, ÍF 15, 2, 20-1). According to Laxdœla saga (ch. 29, ÍF 5, 79-80), he must have been on good terms with Óláfr pái ‘Peacock’ and his family, for whom he composed Húsdrápa ‘House-drápa’ (c. 980), a poem celebrating the myths depicted in images within their hall at Hjarðarholt.

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my abbr

Húsdrápa — ÚlfrU HúsdrIII

Edith Marold with the assistance of Vivian Busch, Jana Krüger, Ann-Dörte Kyas and Katharina Seidel, translated from German by John Foulks 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 402.

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Skj: Ulfr Uggason: 1. Húsdrápa, 983 (AI, 136-8, BI, 128-30); stanzas (if different): 3 | 4 | 5 | 8 | 9 | 10

in texts: LaufE, LaufE, Skm, SnE, SnEW

SkP info: III, 402

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1. R - 21v/17-21v/18
hoddmilldvm tér hilldar hvgreifvm oleifi hann | vil ec at giof grimnis geðniarþar la qveþia
U - 27r/20-27r/21
hialldr gegnis tel ek | hilldar. herreifvm oleifi. hann vil ek at giof […]nis geþfiarþar la qveþia.
2. R - 22v/28-22v/31
Raðgegnin | bregðr ragna rein at singa steini frægr við firna slægivm farbꜹta mꜹgr | vari moðꜹflvgr rædr mæðra mꜹgr hafnyra fꜹgrv kyɴi ec aðr en | eiɴar atta mærþar þattvm
3. W - 169/16-169/17
Jnnmꜳni skein ennis ǫndoz vinar banda ass skavt ægi geislvm | (or)ðsæll a men storðar.
2368x - 97/7-97/7
Jnn mäne skein ennis. |
743x - 76r/15-76r/15
Jnn mani skein ennis .
4. R - 37r/19-37r/20
En stirðþinnvll starþi storþar legs firir borþi frons afolka reyni franleitr | ok bles eitri
A - 10v/18-10v/20 (VEÞ)
Ænn stir | þinvll starði storðar mæns fyrir borði fróns a folka ræyni franlæitr ok | blæs æitri .
A - 13r/8-13r/9 (VEÞ)
Ænn stirþinvll starði storðar mæns fyrir | borði frons a folka ræyni franlæitr ok blæs æitri .
5. R - 22r/11-22r/12
Þiockvꜹxnvm qvað þyckia þikling firing mikla hafra niotz at | hætting megin drætti
6. R - 22r/12-22r/15
fvllꜹflvgr let fellir fiallgꜹtz hne | fa skialla ramt mein var reyni reyrǫz leɢs v eyra. Uiðgymnir | lavst vimrar vaðs af fránvm naðri hlvsta grvɴ v hrꜹɴvm hlꜹt iɴan sva | miɴvm.
7. R - 22r/36-22r/36
Riðr abꜹgr til borgar bꜹðfroþr sonar oþiɴ(s) freyr ok folkvm styrir fyrst ok | gvlli byr(stum)
8. R - 21r/17-21r/19
kostigr riðr at kesti kynfroðs þeim er goð hlo | þv hrafnfreistaþar hesti heimdallr at mꜹg fallinn
9. R - 20v/34-20v/36
Riðr at vilgi bliþv við frægr | (e)n mer liþa hropta týr of hvapta hroðr | (m)al sonar bali
10. R - 21r/9-21r/10
Þar hyck sigrvɴi sviɴvm sylgs valkyrivr fylgia heilags tafns ok hrafna hlꜹt | iɴan sva miɴvm
11. R - 34r/27-34r/28
Full avflvg let fialla fram haf sleip | ni þramma hildr enhropz of gilldar hialmꜹldvm mar feldv
A - 11v/9-11v/11 (VEÞ)
Fvll | ǫflvg læt fialla fram haslæipni þramma hilldr ænn hroptz of gylldir | hialmælldar mar fælldv .
12. R - 36v/26-36v/27
þar komr á enn ǫri endr bar ec | mærð af hendi ofra ec sva til sæfar sverðregns lofi þegna
A - 12v/24-12v/26 (VEÞ)
þar | kæmr ár hinn æri ændr bar ek mærð at hændi ofra æk sva til sióarar sverðregns | lofi þegna .
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