Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hárekr í Þjóttu (Hár)

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

Lausavísur (Lv) - 2

Skj info: Hárekr Eyvindarson í Þjóttu, Norsk hövding, d. 1035. (AI, 308-9, BI, 286).

Skj poems:

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.

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

SkP info: I, 810

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2 — Hár Lv 2I

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 Kx Lætca ec lundar eckior | læbꜹgs at þvi hlæia | sciotum eic fyr utan | ey ne danscar meyar | jorð at ec eigi þorða | ifla flꜹstz a hꜹsti | aflat stoðir froða | fara aptr vale krapta |   [KS]  edit 
 Holm2 Leccað ec | lvndar eckior lębꜹgs at þvi hlęgia sciotvm eik fyrir vtan ey ne danscar meyiar. | iorð at ec eigi þorþac ifla flꜹts i hꜹsti aflat sloðir froþa fara aptr vali crapta. |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 321x Læcrad ek lundar ekkiur. læbaugs at þui hlægia. skio | tum eik fyrer utan. ey ne danskar meýar. jod at egg þordag ifla flaust i hausti. | a flatstoder froda. fara aptr vali kraptar.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 61 Lackan ek lundar eckíu læbavgs at þvi hlæía skiotvm | eik fyrir vtan ey ne danskar meyiar iord at ek eigi þyr | da iflaflavstr ꜳ havsti ꜳ flatslodar froda fara aptur | vali krapta·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 DG8 Læckat ek lundar ækciur, | lebaugs at þui lægia, skiotom æik firir uttan, æy ne danskar mæyiar, Jorð | at æigi þorðem, ifla flaust ihausti, aflat s⸌l⸍oðir froða, fara aftr vale krapta· |   [VEÞ]  edit 

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