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Illugi bryndœlaskáld (Ill)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Poem about Haraldr harðráði (Har) - 4

Nothing is known about Illugi (Ill), but his nickname bryndœlaskáld ‘Poet of the People of Brynjudalur’ indicates that he either came from Brynjudalur in southern Iceland or composed about people from that region (see SnE 1848-87, III, 595-9; LH 1894-1901, I, 634). Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 275) lists him among Haraldr Sigurðarson’s poets.

Poem about Haraldr harðráði — Ill HarII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Illugi bryndœlaskáld, Poem about Haraldr harðráði’ 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. 282-5.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4 

Skj: Illugi Bryndœlaskáld: 1. Et digt om Harald hårdråde (AI, 384, BI, 354)

SkP info: II, 285

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4 — Ill Har 4II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Illugi bryndœlaskáld, Poem about Haraldr harðráði 4’ 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. 285.

Brauzt und Míkjál mæztan
— môgum heim, sem frôgum,
sonr Buðla bauð sínum —
sunnlǫnd, Haraldr, rǫndu.

 

Haraldr, you subjugated the southern lands with the shield for most esteemed Michael; {Buðli’s son} [= Atli] invited his brothers-in-law home, as we [I] have heard.

context: Haraldr campaigned in Africa as the leader of the Byzantine Emperor Michael Katallaktos’s Varangian army.

notes: [2-3]: The event alluded to in the embedded clauses, namely, how Atli invited his brothers-in-law, the Gjúkungar, to his stronghold to kill them, is described in Akv and Am (NK 240-63). See also SnE 1998, I, 48. Atli was the ON name for Attila, the leader of the Huns (d. 453).

texts: Fsk 184, H-Hr 86, HSig 7 (III 82), Hkr 461 (III 82)

editions: Skj Illugi Bryndœlaskáld: 1. Et digt om Harald hårdråde 4 (AI, 384; BI, 354); Skald I, 178; ÍF 28, 75-6 (HSig ch. 5), F 1871, 195, E 1916, 36; ÍF 29, 230-1 (ch. 51); Fms 6, 139 (HSig ch. 5).

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AM 39 fol (39) 19rb, 23 - 19rb, 23 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 42va, 7 - 42va, 9 (Hkr)  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 10v, 29 - 10v, 30 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 259r, 4 - 259r, 7 (Hkr)  image  
OsloUB 371 folx (FskBx) 61v - 61v (Fsk)  image  
AM 303 4°x (FskAx) 232, 6 - 232, 9 (Fsk)  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 22v, 10 - 22v, 10 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 17ra, 20 - 17ra, 20 (H-Hr)  image  
AM 51 folx (51x) 55v, 26 - 55v, 29 (Fsk)  image  
AM 301 4°x (301x) 85v, 21 - 86r, 1 (Fsk)  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 213r, 6 - 213r, 9  image  
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