Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson (Arn)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Diana Whaley;

3. Magnússdrápa (Magndr) - 19

Skj info: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 332-54, BI, 305-27).

Skj poems:
1. Rǫgnvaldsdrápa
2. Hrynhenda, Magnúsdrápa
3. Magnúsdrápa
4. Et digt om Hermundr Illugason
5. Þórfinnsdrápa
6. Erfidrápa om kong Harald hårdråde
7. Vers af ubestemmelige digte, samt én lausavísa

Magnússdrápa (‘Drápa about Magnús’) — Arn MagndrII

Diana Whaley 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Magnússdrápa’ 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. 206-29.

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Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 3. Magnúsdrápa (AI, 338-43, BI, 311-15); stanzas (if different): 13 | 14

Full edition, translation and commentary for this verse can be found in the printed volume II, pp. 220-1. See the Brepols website for more information. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant). Do not refer to this site when using the text below.

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Svá hlóð siklingr hôvan
snarr af ulfa barri
(hrósak hugfulls vísa)
hrækǫst fira (ævi),
at áleggjar Yggjar
allnáttfǫrull máttit
(ǫld lá vítt), þótt vildi,
vífs marr yfir klífa.

texts: Flat 1002, H-Hr 39, MH 33

editions: Skj Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 3. Magnúsdrápa 11 (AI, 341; BI, 313-14); Skald I, 159, NN §821; Fms 6, 68 (Mgóð ch. 34), Fms 12, 133; Flat 1860-8, III, 281-2, Andersson and Gade 2000, 122, 470 (MH); Whaley 1998, 203-5.


AM 66 fol (H) 9r, 31 - 9r, 31 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 9rb, 13 - 9rb, 13 (H-Hr)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 191va, 33 - 191va, 33 (Flat)  image  image  
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