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Vitgeirr seiðmaðr (Vitg)

9th century; volume 1; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Aside from the brief sections in Hkr (Hhárf), ÓT, and ÓH which relate the episode containing this stanza, Vitgeirr seiðmaðr ‘Sorcerer’ (Vitg) is not mentioned elsewhere. According to the prose texts, he was a Norwegian who lived in Hǫrðaland (Hordaland), around 900.

Lausavísa — Vitg LvI

Kari Ellen Gade 2012, ‘ Vitgeirr seiðmaðr, 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. 141. <> (accessed 24 May 2022)

stanzas:  1 

Skj: Vitgeirr seiðmaðr: Lausavísa (AI, 33, BI, 29); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: Flat, HHárf, Hkr, ÓH, ÓT

SkP info: I, 141

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1 Vol. 1. 8. Vitgeirr seiðmaðr, Lausavísa, 1 [Vol. 1, 141] — Vitg Lv 1I

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Þat's vô lítil,
at vér síðim
karla bǫrn
ok kerlinga,
es Rǫgnvaldr síðr
hróðmǫgr Haralds,
á Haðalandi.

Skj: Vitgeirr seiðmaðr: Lausavísa (AI, 33; BI, 29); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VI, 53, 61, 68, 73ax, 761bx, 78ax, 972x, Bb, F, Flat, Holm2, J1x, J2x, Kx, R686x, Tóm; texts: Flat 185(3), HHárf 25, ÓH 1, ÓT 2
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