Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Einarr skálaglamm Helgason (Eskál)

10th century; volume 1; ed. Edith Marold;

2. Vellekla (Vell) - 37

Skj info: Einarr Helgason skálaglamm, Islandsk skjald, d. o. 995. (AI, 122-132, BI, 116-125).

Skj poems:
1. Drape om Hakon jarl
2. Et digt om Harald blåtand(?)
3. Vellekla
4. Lausavísur
4. Lausavísur

Vellekla (‘Lack of Gold’) — Eskál VellI

Edith Marold with the assistance of Vivian Busch, Jana Krüger, Ann-Dörte Kyas and Katharina Seidel, translated from German by John Foulks 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla’ 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. 280.

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Skj: Einarr Helgason skálaglamm: 3. Vellekla, o. 986 (AI, 122-31, BI, 117-24); stanzas (if different): 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37

Full edition, translation and commentary for this verse can be found in the printed volume I, p. 291. 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 The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant).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.

7 — Eskál Vell 7I

Cite as: Edith Marold (ed.) 2012, ‘Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla 7’ 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. 291.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Vasat ofbyrjar ǫrva
odda vífs í drífu
sverða sverrifjarðar
svangjýjaði at frýja;
brakrǫgnir skók bogna
(barg ofþyrmir varga)
hagl ór Hlakkar segli
hjǫrs (rakkliga fjǫrvi).

texts: HGráf 12 (I 96), LaufE 101 (371) [5-6], LaufE 147 (385) [5-8], ÓT 31, Skm 247 [5-8], Hkr 123 (I 96), SnE 251 [5-8]

editions: Skj Einarr Helgason skálaglamm: 3. Vellekla 8 (AI, 124; BI, 118); Skald I, 66, NN §§394, 395; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 236-7, IV, 67, ÍF 26, 209, Hkr 1991, I, 139 (HGráf ch. 6), F 1871, 90; Fms 1, 56, Fms 12, 32, ÓT 1958-2000, I, 55-6 (ch. 35); SnE 1848-87, I, 430-1, II, 330-1, 441, SnE 1931, 153, SnE 1998, I, 71; LaufE 1979, 371.

sources

AM 35 folx (Kx) 112v, 19 - 112v, 26 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 3vb, 21 - 3vb, 25 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 19vb, 7 - 19vb, 10 (Hkr)  image  image  image  image  
AM 37 folx (J1x) 67v, 16 - 67v, 18 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 65r, 5 - 65r, 12 (Hkr)  image  
AM 61 fol (61) 7rb, 4 - 7rb, 7 (ÓT)  image  image  
AM 325 IX 1 a 4° (325IX 1 a) 3ra, 19 - 3ra, 22 (ÓT)  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 9va, 27 - 9va, 30 (ÓT)  transcr.  image  
GKS 2367 4° (R) 34v, 1 - 34v, 2 [5-8] (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 35v, 30 - 35v, 31 [5-8] (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 78, 21 - 78, 22 [5-8] (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  image  
DG 11 (U) 33v, 14 - 33v, 15 [5-8] (SnE)  transcr.  image  
AM 748 I b 4° (A) 11v, 19 - 11v, 21 [5-8] (SnE)  image  image  
GKS 2368 4°x (2368x) 113, 3 - 113, 3 [5-6] (LaufE)  image  image  
GKS 2368 4°x (2368x) 123, 16 - 123, 17 [5-8] (LaufE)  image  
AM 743 4°x (743x) 86v, 19 - 86v, 20 [5-6] (LaufE)  image  image  image  
AM 743 4°x (743x) 93r, 17 - 93r, 20 [5-8] (LaufE)  image  image  
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