Vígfúss Víga-Glúmsson (Vígf)
10th century; volume 1; ed. Diana Whaley;
1. Poem about Hákon jarl(?) (Hák) - 1
2. Lausavísa (Lv) - 1
Skj info: Vígfúss Víga-Glúmsson, Islænder, 10-11. årh. (AI, 120-1, BI, 115).
. Digt om Hakon jarl(?)
Vígfúss (Vígf) was born c. 955, according to the chronology of Víga-Glúms saga, the saga of his father Víga-Glúmr ‘Slayings-Glúmr’ Eyjólfsson, in which Vígfúss also features prominently. Physically and temperamentally robust, he travelled abroad on merchant voyages and then became a trusted retainer of the jarls of Hlaðir (Lade), Hákon and Eiríkr. Back in Iceland, he spent six years in outlawry after avenging his foster-father on Bárðr, brother of Brúsi skáld, then appears to have returned to the service of the jarls, fighting bravely in the battles of Hjǫrungavágr (Liavågen, c. 985) and Svǫlðr (c. 1000), before settling back in Iceland (see further LH I, 541-2 for his biography). He is named in the U text of Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 256) as a poet of Hákon jarl, and the first stanza below (Vígf Hák) may belong to a composition about him. That and the lausavísa that follows are the only extant poetry credited to Vígfúss (though see Introduction to Þskúm Lv). Olsen (1956; 1962, 51-2), noting resemblances to Eskál Vell 1 both in Vígf Lv and in the dróttkvætt lines on the Karlevi stone (Run Öl1/7VI) and envisaging a similar historical context, suggested Vígfúss as the Karlevi poet, but this is not generally accepted.
Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Vígfúss Víga-Glúmsson, Lausavísa’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 364.
Skj: Vígfúss Víga-Glúmsson: . Lausavísa, 986 (AI, 121, BI, 115); stanzas (if different): [v]
in texts: Flat, Fsk, Jvs
SkP info: I, 364
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FskBx - 28v/8-28v/15 (DW)|
Oss er læikr enn er lauka | liggr hæima vinr feimu | þryngr at viðris veðre | vanndar goðr firir hondum | lys cveðr hæla bosa | hann oc vætter annars | vifs under varmum bæge | ver skræytum spior nꝍyta
510 - 59v/5-59v/7 (VEÞ)
Oss leikur enn lauka . líggur heíma feímu . þraungur at uídris uardar . | vo᷎ndur godur firer ho᷎ndum . hlys kuedíu hæla bossa . hann uænter sier annars . vis under | uavrmum bægí . uer skreytum spior neyta.