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Grani skáld (Grani)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Poem about Haraldr harðráði (Har) - 2

Grani (Grani) is unknown, and it is uncertain whether he was from Iceland or from Norway. Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 275) lists him among the poets of Haraldr Sigurðarson (‘Grani skáld’).

Poem about Haraldr harðráði — Grani HarII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Grani skáld, Poem about Haraldr harðráði’ 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. 296-9.

stanzas:  1   2 

Skj: Grani skáld: Digt om Harald hårdråde (AI, 387, BI, 357); stanzas (if different): 3

SkP info: II, 298-9

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2 — Grani Har 2II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Grani skáld, Poem about Haraldr harðráði 2’ 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. 298-9.

Dǫglingr fekk at drekka
danskt blóð ara jóði;
hirð hykk hilmi gerðu
Hugins jól við nes Þjólar.
Ætt spornaði arnar
allvítt við valfalli;
hold át vargr, sem vildi,
— vel njóti þess — Jóta.

Dǫglingr fekk jóði ara danskt blóð at drekka; hykk hilmi gerðu {hirð Hugins} jól við Þjólarnes. Allvítt spornaði ætt arnar við valfalli; vargr át hold Jóta, sem vildi; vel njóti þess.

The lord gave the brood of eagles Danish blood to drink; I believe the ruler prepared a yule-feast {for the retinue of Huginn <raven>} [RAVENS] by Þjólarnes. Far and wide the kin of the eagle trod on the fallen carrion; the wolf ate the flesh of the Jótar as it pleased; may it truly enjoy that.

texts: Mork 34, Skm 405 [1-4], H-Hr 131, SnE 407

editions: Skj Grani skáld: Digt om Harald hårdråde 2 (AI, 387; BI, 357); Skald I, 179; Mork 1867, 53, Mork 1928-32, 158-9, Andersson and Gade 2000, 196-7, 476 (MH); Fms 6, 254-5 (HSig ch. 49); SnE 1848-87, I, 524-5, II, 344, 462, 541, 608, SnE 1931, 184, SnE 1998, I, 103.

sources

GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 9r, 8 - 9r, 8 (Mork)  image  image  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 44v - 44v (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 32ra - 32ra (H-Hr)  image  
GKS 2367 4° (R) 40r, 7 - 40r, 8 [1-2] (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 41v, 20 - 41v, 20 [1-2] (SnE)  image  
DG 11 (U) 37v, 13 - 37v, 13 [1-2] (SnE)  image  
AM 748 I b 4° (A) 15r, 28 - 15r, 30 [1-4] (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 757 a 4° (B) 6v, 20 - 6v, 21 [1-4] (SnE)  image  image  image  image  
AM 744 4°x (744x) 42r - 42v [1-4] (SnE)  image  
AM 748 II 4° (C) 9r, 26 - 9r, 27 [1-2] (SnE)  image  image  
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