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Glúmr Geirason (Glúmr)

10th century; volume 1; ed. Diana Whaley;

2. Gráfeldardrápa (Gráf) - 15

Glúmr Geirason (Glúmr) was the son of Geiri (patronymic unknown), a Norwegian who settled in Iceland. Glúmr was born there in the early tenth century and moved with his father and brother from Mývatn, via Húnavatn, to Króksfjörður, Breiðafjörður, because of some killings (Ldn, ÍF 1, 284; he is also mentioned in ÍF 1, 154, 161, 238 and appears in Reykdœla saga, ÍF 10, 204-12). He married Ingunn Þórólfsdóttir, and their son was Þórðr Ingunnarson, who features in Laxdœla saga (ÍF 5, 86-7). Glúmr is named in Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 253, 261, 273, 274) as the poet of Eiríkr blóðøx ‘Blood-axe’ (d. c. 954) and Haraldr gráfeldr ‘Grey-cloak’ (d. c. 970), and poems for both survive in part. Considerably more of Gráfeldardrápa (Gráf) survives than of the Poem about Eiríkr blóðøx (EirIII), though there is some difficulty in assigning certain stanzas to one or other poem (see Introduction to Gráf). Glúmr is the subject of HaukrV Ísldr 11IV, which depicts him as a zealous fighter who was with Haraldr gráfeldr at his victory at Fitjar (c. 961). Glúmr’s presence at the battle is somewhat in doubt, however, since although the Fsk text of his lausavísa on the subject (Glúmr Lv) contains sák ‘I saw’, the Hkr and ÓT mss have frák ‘I have heard’. From Glúmr Gráf it is clear that Glúmr outlived Haraldr (see Introduction). Edited below are Gráf and Lv, while the fragment of Eir is edited in SkP III since it is preserved only in SnE and TGT.

Gráfeldardrápa (‘Drápa about (Haraldr) gráfeldr ‘Grey-cloak’’) — Glúmr GráfI

Alison Finlay 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Glúmr Geirason, Gráfeldardrápa’ 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. 245.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15 

Skj: Glúmr Geirason: 2. Gráfeldardrápa, c 970 (AI, 75-8, BI, 66-8); stanzas (if different): 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14

SkP info: I, 258

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8 — Glúmr Gráf 8I

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Cite as: Alison Finlay (ed.) 2012, ‘Glúmr Geirason, Gráfeldardrápa 8’ 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. 258.

Mælti mætra hjalta
malm-Óðinn sá, blóði,
þróttarorð, es þorði
þjóðum vǫll at rjóða.
Víðlendr of bað vinda
verðung Haraldr sverðum
— frægt þótti þat flotnum
fylkis orð — at morði.

{{Sá mætra hjalta malm}-Óðinn}, es þorði at rjóða vǫll blóði þjóðum, mælti þróttarorð. Víðlendr Haraldr of bað verðung vinda sverðum at morði; þat orð fylkis þótti frægt flotnum.

{That Óðinn <god> {of the metal of the splendid hilt}} [(lit. ‘metal-Óðinn of the splendid hilt’) SWORD > WARRIOR], who dared to redden the field with the blood of troops, spoke forceful words. Ruling extensive lands, Haraldr bade the retinue draw swords in battle; that speech of the leader seemed glorious to seafarers.

texts: Flat 204 (22), Fsk 68, ÓT 37, ÓTC 1 (I 105), Hkr 132 (I 105)

editions: Skj Glúmr Geirason: 2. Gráfeldardrápa 7 (AI, 77; BI, 66); Skald I, 41, NN §1061; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 276, IV, 71-2, ÍF 26, 238-9, Hkr 1991, I, 158-9 (ÓTHkr ch. 14), F 1871, 104; Fms 1, 88Fms 12, 33, ÓT 1958-2000, I, 95 (ch. 53), Flat 1860-8, I, 85; Fsk 1902-3, 65 (ch. 14), ÍF 29, 108 (ch. 16).

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AM 35 folx (Kx) 128v, 1 - 128v, 8 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 5rb, 10 - 5rb, 14 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 22vb, 21 - 22vb, 24 (Hkr)  image  image  image  image  
AM 37 folx (J1x) 80r, 10 - 80r, 13 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 75r, 7 - 75r, 14 (Hkr)  image  
AM 61 fol (61) 10vb, 32 - 10vb, 35 (ÓT)  image  image  
AM 53 fol (53) 8vb, 30 - 8vb, 33 (ÓT)  image  
AM 54 fol (54) 4va, 38 - 4vb, 1 (ÓT)  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 14va, 16 - 14va, 19 (ÓT)  image  
AM 62 fol (62) 3rb, 38 - 3va, 1 (ÓT)  image  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 11va, 11 - 11va, 13 (ÓT)  image  image  image  
OsloUB 371 folx (FskBx) 18r, 16 - 18r, 23 (Fsk)  image  
AM 303 4°x (FskAx) 74, 8 - 74, 15 (Fsk)  image  
AM 51 folx (51x) 16r, 10 - 16r, 17 (Fsk)  image  
AM 301 4°x (301x) 26v, 19 - 26v, 23 (Fsk)  image  
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