Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Valgarðr á Velli (Valg)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Poem about Haraldr harðráði (Har) - 11

Skj info: Valgarðr á Velli, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 390-3, BI, 360-3).

Skj poems:
Et digt om Harald hårdråde

Nothing is known about Valgarðr (Valg), but his nickname (á Velli ‘at Völlur’) indicates that he could have belonged to the family of Mǫrðr Valgarðsson from Völlur (Rangársýsla) in southern Iceland (see Brennu-Njáls saga, ÍF 12, passim; SnE 1848-87, III, 605-6; LH 1894-1901, I, 637-8). Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 275) lists him among Haraldr Sigurðarson’s court poets.

Poem about Haraldr harðráði — Valg HarII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Valgarðr á Velli, Poem about Haraldr harðráði’ 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. 300-10.

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Skj: Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde (AI, 390-3, BI, 360-3)

in texts: Flat, Fsk, H-Hr, Hkr, HSig, MH, Mork, Skm, SnE

SkP info: II, 300-10

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1 Vol. 2. Valgarðr á Velli, Poem about Haraldr harðráði, 1 [Vol. 2, 300-1] — Valg Har 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Skilfingr, helt, þars skulfu
skeiðr, fyr lǫnd en breiðu
(eydd varð) suðr (of síðir
Sikliey) liði miklu.

Skj: Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde 1 (AI, 390; BI, 360); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 744x, A, B, C, R, Tx, U; texts: Skm 415
 
2 Vol. 2. Valgarðr á Velli, Poem about Haraldr harðráði, 2 [Vol. 2, 301-2] — Valg Har 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Snarla skaut ór sóti,
sveyk of hús ok reykir
stóðu stopðir síðan,
steinóðr logi glóðum.

Skj: Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde 2 (AI, 390; BI, 360); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 744x, A, B, C, R, Tx, U; texts: Skm 375
 
3 Vol. 2. Valgarðr á Velli, Poem about Haraldr harðráði, 3 [Vol. 2, 302-3] — Valg Har 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).

Bjartr sveimaði brími,
brutu víkingar fíkjum,
vísa styrks of virki
(varp sorg á mey) borgar.

Skj: Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde 3 (AI, 391; BI, 360); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 744x, 761bx, A, B, C, R, Tx, U; texts: Skm 382
 
4 Vol. 2. Valgarðr á Velli, Poem about Haraldr harðráði, 4 [Vol. 2, 303] — Valg Har 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).

Helmingi bautt hanga,
hilmis kundr, af stundu;
skipt hafið ér, svát eptir
eru Væringjar færi.

Skj: Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde 4 (AI, 391; BI, 361); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 301x, 51x, FskAx, FskBx; texts: Fsk 190
 
5 Vol. 2. Valgarðr á Velli, Poem about Haraldr harðráði, 5 [Vol. 2, 304-5] — Valg Har 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).

Skauzt und farm enn frízta
(frami veitisk þér) beiti,
farðir goll ór Gǫrðum
(grunlaust) Haraldr, austan;
stýrðir hvatt í hǫrðu
hvardyggr jǫfurr glyggvi,
sátt þás sædrif létti
Sigtún, er skip hnigðu.

Skj: Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde 5 (AI, 391; BI, 361); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 301x, 39, E, F, FskAx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Fsk 193, H-Hr 104, HSig 15, Mork 13
 
6 Vol. 2. Valgarðr á Velli, Poem about Haraldr harðráði, 6 [Vol. 2, 305-6] — Valg Har 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).

Eik slǫng und þér, yngvi
ógnblíðr, í haf síðan
(rétt vas yðr of ætlat
óðal) frá Svíþjóðu;
hýnd bar rif, þars renduð
rétt á stag fyr slétta,
skeið, en skelkðuð brúðir,
Skáney, Dǫnum nánar.

Skj: Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde 6 (AI, 391-2; BI, 361); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 301x, 39, 51x, E, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Flat 1024, Fsk 194, H-Hr 106, HSig 17, MH 55, Mork 14
 
7 Vol. 2. Valgarðr á Velli, Poem about Haraldr harðráði, 7 [Vol. 2, 306-7] — Valg Har 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).

Haraldr, gǫrva lézt herjat
(hnyggr andskotum tyggi)
hvatt rann vargr at vitja
valfalls, Selund alla;
gekk á Fjón, en fekkat,
fjǫlmennr konungr, hjǫlmum
(brast) ríkula (ristin
rít) erfiði lítit.

Skj: Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde 7 (AI, 392; BI, 361); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 301x, 39, 51x, E, F, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Fsk 195, H-Hr 107, HSig 18, Mork 15
 
8 Vol. 2. Valgarðr á Velli, Poem about Haraldr harðráði, 8 [Vol. 2, 307] — Valg Har 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).

Brann í bý fyr sunnan
bjartr eldr Hróiskeldu;
rǫnn lét ræsir nenninn
reykvell ofan fella;
lôgu landsmenn gnógir;
lô hel sumum frelsi;
drósk harmvesalt hýski
hljótt til skógs á flótta.

Skj: Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde 8 (AI, 392; BI, 362); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 301x, 39, 51x, E, F, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Fsk 196, H-Hr 108, HSig 19, Mork 16
 
9 Vol. 2. Valgarðr á Velli, Poem about Haraldr harðráði, 9 [Vol. 2, 307-8] — Valg Har 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).

Dvalði daprt of skilða,
drifu þeirs eptir lifðu,
ferð, en fengin urðu
fǫgr sprund, Danir undan;
láss helt líki drósar,
leið fyr yðr til skeiða
(bitu fíkula fjǫtrar)
fljóð mart (hǫrund) bjartra.

Skj: Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde 9 (AI, 392; BI, 362); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, 51x, E, F, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Fsk 0, H-Hr 109, HSig 20, Mork 17
 
10 Vol. 2. Valgarðr á Velli, Poem about Haraldr harðráði, 10 [Vol. 2, 308-9] — Valg Har 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).

Inn vas í, sem brynni
iðglíkt séa miðjan,
eldr, þars yðrum helduð,
orms munn, skipum sunnan;
skeið bar skolpt enn rauða;
skein af golli hreinu,
dreki fór dagleið mikla,
dúfu braut und húfi.

Skj: Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde 10 (AI, 393; BI, 362); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 301x, 51x, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, Mork; texts: Flat 1026, Fsk 197, H-Hr 111, MH 57, Mork 18
 
11 Vol. 2. Valgarðr á Velli, Poem about Haraldr harðráði, 11 [Vol. 2, 309-10] — Valg Har 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).

Lauðr vas lagt í beðja
(lék sollit haf) golli,
en herskipum hrannir
hǫfuð ógurlig þógu;
ræðr þú, en ræsir œðri
rístr aldri sæ kaldan,
(sveit tér sínum drótni
snjǫll) Nóregi ǫllum.

Skj: Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde 11 (AI, 393; BI, 362-3); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 301x, 51x, 744x, A, B, C, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, Mork, R, Tx; texts: Flat 1025, Fsk 198, H-Hr 112, MH 56, Mork 19, Skm 362
 
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