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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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 Kx Raðit hefi ec at riða | rínleygs heþan minom | lads dynmari leiðar | lꜹngom heldr eɴ ganga | þótt leɢfiotrs liggi | lundr i eyrar sundi | kaɴ þioð kersci miɴi | knútr herscipom úti |   [KS]  edit 
 Holm2 Raþit hefi ec at riþa rinleygs heðan minvm laþs dynmari | leiþar lꜹngvm helldr en ganga . þoᴛ leɢfiǫturs liɢi lvndr i eyrar svndi kann þioð kersci | miɴi knutr herscipvm vti.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 321x Radit hefek at rida. rinleygz | hedan minum. lads dyn mari leidar laungum helldr enn ganga þott leɢ fioturs | liɢi. lundur i Eyrarsundi. kann þiod kerski minni. Knutr herskipum uti. |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 61 Radit hefeg at | rida rinleiks hedan minam lads dynmari | leidar laungum helldr enn ganga . þott leɢfioturs líɢí | lundr i eyrar svndi kann þiod keski minni knut || herskipum vthi.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 DG8 Raðet hævi ec at riða, rinlꝍks | heðan minum, laðs dynmare læiðar, langum hælldr en ganga, þo at læg | gfiatur liggi, lundr i æyrar sundi, kann þioð kæski minni, knutr hær | skipum uti·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 A Ra | ðit hefik at riða rínleygs heþan mínv .   [VEÞ]  edit 
 W Raðið hefig at riða rinlæygs heðan mínum.   [TW]  edit 
 B Raðit hefí ek at riða rin[...]|gs heðan [..]nu.   [TW]  edit 

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