Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 107 (Angantýr Heiðreksson, Lausavísur 7)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 478.
context: King Angantýr looks over his remaining
forces and speaks the stanza.
notes: Jón Helgason (1967, 237) draws comparison with the exchange between King Haraldr hárfagri and Þjóðólfr ór Hvíni in ch. 26 of Hkr (Hhárf, ÍF 26, 127-8): Haraldr mutters a helmingr (Hhárf Lv 1I) grumbling about the large number of warriors who have come to a feast at one of his estates, and Þjóðólfr replies in another helmingr (Þjóð Lv 1I), observing that Haraldr did not consider the number of warriors too great when they were fighting battles on his behalf (l. 4 vǫruma þá til margir ‘then we were not too many’).
texts: ‹Heiðr 107›
editions: Skj Not in Skj; Skald II, 143; Heiðr 1672, 173, FSN 1, 500, Heiðr 1873, 280, Heiðr 1924, 150, FSGJ 2, 62, Heiðr 1960, 54 (Heiðr); Edd. Min. 8, NK 308, ÍF Edd. II, 426.