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Steinn Herdísarson (Steinn)

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

III. Fragment (Frag) - 1

Steinn was the great-grandson of the Icel. poet Einarr skálaglamm ‘Tinkle-scales’ Helgason (EskálI) and a kinsman of Stúfr inn blindi ‘the Blind’ Þórðarson (Stúfr; see the genealogy in SnE 1848-87, III, 607 and Genealogy IV in ÍF 5). At the battle of the river Nissan in 1062 he was on board the ship of his kinsman, Úlfr stallari ‘the Marshal’ Óspaksson (Úlfr). Steinn was a court poet of Haraldr harðráði ‘Hardrule’ Sigurðarson and his son Óláfr kyrri ‘the Quiet’ Haraldsson (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 275). Two poems, NizarvísurVísur about the Nissan’ (Steinn Nizv), and ÓláfsdrápaDrápa about Óláfr’ (Steinn Óldr) survive of his poetic oeuvre, and another st., ÚlfsflokkrFlokkr about Úlfr’ (Steinn Úlffl), is usually assigned to a poem about Úlfr Óspaksson.

Fragment — Steinn FragIII

Kari Ellen Gade 2017, ‘ Steinn Herdísarson, Fragment’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 388. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3263> (accessed 18 May 2022)

stanzas:  1 

in texts: Skm, SnE

SkP info: III, 388

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1 Vol. 3. Steinn Herdísarson (biog. vol. 2), Fragment, 1 [Vol. 3, 388] — Steinn Frag 1III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Hás kveðk helgan ræsi
heimtjalds at brag þeima
(mærð telsk framm) an fyrða
fyrr, þvít hann es dýrri.

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 1 (AI, 409; BI, 379); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 761bx, B, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Skm 113
 
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated