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Halldórr skvaldri (Hskv)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

3. Haraldsdrápa (Hardr) - 5

Halldórr skvaldri (Hskv) is otherwise unknown. True to his nickname, skvaldri ‘Prattler’, Halldórr is said to have composed about numerous rulers and noblemen, but little of that poetry has been preserved. According to Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 252, 254-5, 258, 260, 262-3, 267, 272, 276-7, 283), he commemorated the following persons: Sóni Ívarsson, jarl of Götaland (c. 1100), King Magnús berfœttr ‘Barelegs’ Óláfsson of Norway (d. 1103) and his sons, King Sigurðr jórsalafari ‘Jerusalem-farer’ (d. 1130) and King Haraldr gilli(-kristr) ‘Servant (of Christ)’ (d. 1136), King Eiríkr eymuni ‘the Long-remembered’ of Denmark (d. 1137), the Swed. jarl Karl Sónason (c. 1140), King Sørkvir Kolsson of Sweden (c. 1150), King Ingi Haraldsson of Norway (d. 1161) and the Swed. jarl Jón Sørkvisson. See SnE 1848-87, III, 367-70. What survives of Halldórr’s poetic oeuvre are two poems about Sigurðr jórsalafari (Hskv Útkv, 1 st.; Hskv Útdr, 12 sts) one poem about Haraldr gilli (Hskv Hardr, 5 sts), and a fragment of an encomium (Hskv FragIII), which has been edited in SkP III.

Haraldsdrápa (‘Drápa about Haraldr’) — Hskv HardrII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Halldórr skvaldri, Haraldsdrápa’ 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. 493-6.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5 

Skj: Haldórr skvaldri: 3. Haraldsdrápa, O. 1137 (AI, 488-9, BI, 460-1)

SkP info: II, 493

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1 — Hskv Hardr 1II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Halldórr skvaldri, Haraldsdrápa 1’ 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, p. 493.

Magnús fekk þar miklu
— margs gengis naut — lengri
— valr nam vǫll at hylja
varmr — fylkingararma.

Þar fekk Magnús miklu lengri fylkingararma; naut margs gengis; varmr valr nam at hylja vǫll.

There Magnús got much more extended ranks of troops; he enjoyed the advantage of a large following; warm carrion began to cover the field.

texts: H-Hr 327, MbHg 1 (III 204), Hkr 586 (III 204)

editions: Skj Haldórr skvaldri: 3. Haraldsdrápa 1 (AI, 488; BI, 460); Skald I, 226; ÍF 28, 281 (MbHg ch. 2), Andersson and Gade 2000, 360-1, F 1871, 310, E 1916, 166; Fms 7, 178 (MbHg ch. 4).

sources

AM 63 folx (Kx) 629v, 21 - 629v, 24 (Hkr)  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 41rb, 29 - 41rb, 29 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 67rb, 6 - 67rb, 7 (Hkr)  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 47v, 13 - 47v, 14 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 337r, 11 - 337r, 14 (Hkr)  image  
AM 42 folx (42x) 32r, 31 - 32r, 31 (Hkr)  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 113v, 25 - 113v, 25 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 75ra, 21 - 75ra, 23 (H-Hr)  image  
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