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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Vagn Ákason (Vagn)

10th century; volume 1; ed. Matthew Townend;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Vagn Ákason (AI, 185-6, BI, 175).

According to Jvs (e.g. Jvs 1962, 18), Vagn (Vagn) was the son of Áki and grandson of Pálna-Tóki, founder of the Jómsvíkingar. He is mentioned in Vígf Hák 1/4 and features prominently in later verse and prose accounts of the famous sea-battle between the Jómsvíkingar and the Norwegian jarls at Hjǫrungavágr (Liavågen, c. 985). He appears to have survived both the battle and the executions that followed it. The following lausavísa is the only poetry attributed to him in any source.

notes
see Anon. X (Tillæg 1)

Lausavísa — Vagn LvI

Matthew Townend 2012, ‘ Vagn Ákason, Lausavísa’ 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. 366. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3058> (accessed 2 December 2021)

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in texts: Flat, Jvs

SkP info: I, 366

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance references search files

 

1 Vol. 1. 23. Vagn Ákason, Lausavísa, 1Vagn Ákason [Vol. 1, 366] — Vagn Lv 1I

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Sigvaldi hefr setta
sjalfa oss und kylfu,
en fárhugaðr fnauði
fór heim til Danmarkar,
hyggr í faðm at falla
fljótt vinkonu sinni,
en fyr borð et breiða
Búi gekk með hugrekki.

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [X]: Tillæg [1]. Vagn Ákason (AI, 185-6; BI, 175); dróttkvætt; ed. MT; group: A1; mss: 291, 510, 7, Flat; texts: Flat 225, Jvs 20
 
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