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Hárekr í Þjóttu (Hár)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Diana Whaley;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 2

Hárekr (Hár) was a Norwegian chieftain from Þjótta (Tjøtta, Nordland), a son of the poet Eyvindr skáldaspillir (‘Plagiarist’ (?)) and otherwise well connected. According to Hkr and other sources, he enjoyed fluctuating relations with Óláfr Haraldsson (r. c. 1015-30) and other rulers, in a long career which terminated in a revenge killing, c. 1035, by Ásmundr Grankelsson, using Magnús góði’s axe. As well as being credited with two extant lausavísur, Hárekr is among the magnates listed in the U redaction of Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 269), with (Hofgarða-)Refr Gestsson as his skald. None of Hofgarða-Refr’s surviving poetry certainly concerns Hárekr, but his Frags 4, 5III could be from poems about Hárekr or his son Einarr (so LH I, 598).

Lausavísur — Hár LvI

Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Hárekr í Þjóttu, Lausavísur’ 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. 808.

stanzas:  1   2 

Skj: Hárekr Eyvindarson í Þjóttu: Lausavísur, 1027 (AI, 308-9, BI, 286)

SkP info: I, 808

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1 — Hár Lv 1I

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Ráðit hefk at ríða,
Rínleygs, heðan mínum
láðs dynmari, leiðir,
lǫngum heldr an ganga,
þótt leggfjǫtrs liggi
lundr í Eyrarsundi,
(kannk þjóð kerski minni)
Knútr herskipum úti.

texts: Flat 546, Fsk 148, ÓH 108 (105), ÓHHkr 102 (II 102), ÓHLeg 39, TGT 4 [1-2], Gramm 6, Hkr 303 (II 102)

editions: Skj Hárekr Eyvindarson í Þjóttu: Lausavísur 1 (AI, 308; BI, 286); Skald I, 146, NN §§773, 774; Hkr 1893-1901, II, 377, IV, 146-7, ÍF 27, 289-90, Hkr 1991, II, 463-4 (ÓHHkr ch. 158); Fms 4, 371, Fms 12, 90, ÓH 1941, I, 451 (ch. 150), Flat 1860-8, II, 286; Fsk 1902-3, 167 (ch. 27), ÍF 29, 188 (ch. 32); ÓHLeg 1922, 61-2, ÓHLeg 1982, 148-9; SnE 1848-87, II, 98-9, TGT 1884, 13, 64, 164-5, TGT 1927, 42, TGT 1998, 104-5.

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AM 36 folx (Kx) 416v, 11 - 416v, 18 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 200r, 32 - 200v, 6 (Hkr)  image  
Holm perg 2 4° (Holm2) 54r, 7 - 54r, 9 (ÓH)  transcr.  image  
Thott 972 folx (972x) 395va, 6 - 395va, 12 (ÓH)  image  image  
AM 75 a fol (75a) 42rb, 16 - 42rb, 16 (ÓH)  image  
AM 321 4°x (321x) 190, 22 - 190, 24 (ÓH)  transcr.  
AM 73 a folx (73ax) 164r, 22 - 164r, 22 (ÓH)  image  
AM 68 fol (68) 51v, 10 - 51v, 12 (ÓH)  image  
Holm perg 4 4° (Holm4) 48rb, 29 - 48rb, 33 (ÓH)  image  
AM 61 fol (61) 113rb, 40 - 113va, 1 (ÓH)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 75 c fol (75c) 34r, 15 - 34r, 15 (ÓH)  image  
AM 325 V 4° (325V) 61ra, 21 - 61ra, 26 (ÓH)  image  
AM 325 VII 4° (325VII) 30v, 51 - 30v, 52 (ÓH)  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 183rb, 11 - 183rb, 15 (ÓH)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 116ra, 7 - 116ra, 9 (ÓH)  image  image  image  
GKS 1008 fol (Tóm) 141v, 3 - 141v, 4 (ÓH)  image  
AM 303 4°x (FskAx) 175, 11 - 175, 18 (Fsk)  image  
AM 301 4°x (301x) 64v, 4 - 64v, 7 (Fsk)  
DG 8 (DG8) 92v, 28 - 92v, 31 (ÓHLeg)  transcr.  image  
AM 748 I b 4° (A) 3v, 11 - 3v, 12 [1-2] (TGT)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 101, 3 - 101, 3 (TGT)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 757 a 4° (B) 2v, 1 - 2v, 2 (TGT)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 744 4°x (744x) 8r, 16 - 8r, 17 (TGT)  image  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 195r - 195r  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 196r - 196r [1-2]  image  
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