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Vetrliði Sumarliðason (Vetrl)

10th century; volume 3; ed. R. D. Fulk;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

No work by Vetrliði Sumarliðason (Vetrl) survives, aside from this helmingr. He was an Icelander and a fierce opponent of Christianity who was killed in 999 at the instigation of the missionary Þangbrandr for composing scurrilous verses about him (see Njáls saga, ÍF 12, 260-1 and Hkr, ÍF 26, 320). According to Landnámabók (Ldn, ÍF 1, Genealogy XXVIII), he was a great-grandson of the famous settler Ketill hœngr ‘Salmon’, and his father lived in Hválhreppur near Fljótshlíð in Rangárvallasýsla. Vetrliði and his son Ari were killed by Þangbrandr and Guðleifr Arason of Reykjahólar when they were cutting turf (ÍF 1, 348 and n. 4; ÍF 12, 260; ÓT 1958-2000, II, 157). See also Anon (Kristni) 2IV and Note to [All] there.

Lausavísa — Vetrl LvIII

R. D. Fulk 2017, ‘ Vetrliði Sumarliðason, Lausavísa’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 425. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1498> (accessed 20 January 2022)

stanzas:  1 

Skj: Vetrliði Sumarliðason: Lausavísa, eller af et digt om Tor? (AI, 135, BI, 127); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: Skm, SnE

SkP info: III, 425

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance references search files

 

mss referred to in stanzas/text:
AM 242 fol, AM 761 a 4°x, DG 11, GKS 2367 4°, Traj 1374x

mss from the text and poem locations table:

Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated