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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

2. Anonymous Poems, 2. Nóregs konungatal, 35 [Vol. 2, 783-4]

[All]: The st. shows close verbal correspondences with the prose in Ágr (ÍF 29, 37): En lík hans var fœrt norðr í Þrándheim ok nið<r> sett í Kristskirkju, þar sem faðir hans hvílir. Ok var þetta hvárutveggja landinu mikill harmdauði ‘But his body was brought north to Trondheim and buried in Kristkirken where his father rests. And his death was much lamented [lit. this was a great grief-death] in both countries’. Magnús was not buried in Kristkirken, however, because that church was erected later by his cousin Óláfr Haraldsson (see Note to st. 31 [All]). Rather, his body was interred in Klemenskirken (Clemenskirkja, the Church of S. Clement), which also housed the shrine of S. Óláfr before it was moved to Kristkirken, and Magnús’s remains must have been moved later to Kristkirken along with those of his father. See HSigHkr (ÍF 28, 107). The wrong place of burial is also given in Mork (1928-32, 147) and Fsk (ÍF 29, 249). See also Okík Magn 2-3, ÞjóðA Lv 1, Anon (MH) 1.


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