Halldórr skvaldri (Hskv)
12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;
1. Útfararkviða (Útkv) - 1
2. Útfarardrápa (Útdr) - 12
3. Haraldsdrápa (Hardr) - 5
III. Fragment (Frag) - 1
Skj info: Haldórr skvaldri, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 485-9, BI, 457-61).
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’)
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.
Skj: Haldórr skvaldri: 3. Haraldsdrápa, O. 1137 (AI, 488-9, BI, 460-1)
SkP info: II, 494
2 — Hskv Hardr 2II
The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).
Harðéla, lézt, herðir
Haddings, á jó tradda
(glaðr tók gramr við hauðri)
gund til Eiríks fundar;
fekk, sás fremstr vas miklu,
fljótmæltr konungr Jóta
(réð Hollseta hræðir)
hraust gengi þér drengja.
texts: ‹Fris 4›
editions: Skj Haldórr skvaldri: 3. Haraldsdrápa 2 (AI, 489; BI, 460-1); Skald I, 226; F 1871, 311 (MbHg).