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Halldórr skvaldri (Hskv)

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

2. Útfarardrápa (Útdr) - 12

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.

Útfarardrápa (‘Drápa about the Journey Out’) — Hskv ÚtdrII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Halldórr skvaldri, Útfarardrápa’ 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. 483-92.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12 

Skj: Haldórr skvaldri: 2. Útfarardrápa, o. 1120? (AI, 486-8, BI, 458-60); stanzas (if different): 12 | 13

SkP info: II, 491-2

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11 — Hskv Útdr 11II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Halldórr skvaldri, Útfarardrápa 11’ 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. 491-2.

Borg heiðna tókt, bræðir
benja tíkr, af ríki
— háðisk hver við prýði
hildr — en gaft af mildi.

{Bræðir {tíkr benja}}, tókt heiðna borg af ríki en gaft af mildi; hver hildr háðisk við prýði.

{Feeder {of the bitch of wounds}} [SHE-WOLF > WARRIOR], you captured the heathen city by means of force and gave [it] away with generosity; every battle was fought with honour.

texts: Fsk 260, H-Hr 316, Msona 17 (III 201), Hkr 583 (III 201)

editions: Skj Haldórr skvaldri: 2. Útfarardrápa 11 (AI, 488; BI, 460); Skald I, 226; ÍF 28, 251 (Msona ch. 11), F 1878, 286, Andersson and Gade 2000, 322, E 1916, 134-5; Fms 7, 93 (Msona ch. 11); ÍF 29, 319 (ch. 89).

sources

AM 63 folx (Kx) 612r - 612v, 3 (Hkr)  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 37vb, 10 - 37vb, 10 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 61va, 34 - 61va, 36 (Hkr)  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 38v, 8 - 38v, 9 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 320r, 30 - 320v, 1 (Hkr)  image  
AM 42 folx (42x) 19v, 9 - 19v, 9 (Hkr)  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 97r, 8 - 97r, 8 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 65vb, 30 - 65vb, 30 (H-Hr)  image  
AM 303 4°x (FskAx) 355, 8 - 355, 11 (Fsk)  image  
AM 301 4°x (301x) 131v, 6 - 131v, 8 (Fsk)  
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