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Blakkr (Blakkr)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

1. Breiðskeggsdrápa (Breiðdr) - 2

Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 255, 264, 278) tells us that Blakkr (called ‘Blakkr skáld’ in Sv, ÍF 30, 176) was one of King Sverrir Sigurðarson’s poets, but none of his poems about Sverrir has survived. He stayed with Sverrir 1187-91. According to Finnur Jónsson (SnE 1848-87, III, 649; Skj) Blakkr was an Icelander, but there is no evidence to support that assumption.

Breiðskeggsdrápa (‘Drápa about Breiðskeggr’) — Blakkr BreiðdrII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Blakkr, Breiðskeggsdrápa’ 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. 647-51.

stanzas:  1   2 

Skj: Blakkr: 1. Breiðskeggsdrápa, o. 1191 (AI, 537, BI, 518)

SkP info: II, 647-8

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1 — Blakkr Breiðdr 1II

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Bjǫrt kveða brenna kerti
Breiðskeggs yfir leiði;
ljóss veitk at mun missa
meir hǫfðingi þeira;
vitumat vánir betri,
vér hugðum því brugðit,
þollr fekk ilt með ǫllu
ǫrþings, af gǫrningum.

texts: Sv 13, Flat 819

editions: Skj Blakkr: 1. Breiðskeggsdrápa 1 (AI, 537; BI, 518); Skald I, 253; ÍF 30, 176 (ch. 116), Sv 1920, 122, Flat 1860-8, II, 636, E 1916, 364, Sv 1910-86, 152.


Holm perg 8 fol (8) 13r, 6 - 13r, 8 (Sv)  transcr.  image  
AM 327 4° (327) 59v, 30 - 59v, 32 [1-6] (Sv)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 156va, 24 - 156va, 24 [1-6] (Sv)  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 105v, 7 - 105v, 8 [1-6] (Sv)  image  
AM 81 a fol (81a) 34ra, 1 - 34ra, 4 [1-6] (Sv)  image  
AM 325 VIII 4 a 4° (325VIII 4 a) 1vb, 34 - 1vb, 34 [1-6] (Sv)  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 20r - 20r  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated