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Ívarr Ingimundarson (Ív)

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

Sigurðarbálkr (Sig) - 45

Details from Ívarr’s life are known from his þáttr in Mork (1928-32, 354-6) and in H-Hr (Fms 7, 103-6). He was an Icelander of good family and could have been the son of Ingimundr inn gamli ‘the Old’ Þorsteinsson of Vatnsdalur, who had a son called Ívarr (see LH 1894-1901, II, 59-60). According to Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254-5, 262-3, 276), Ívarr composed about King Magnús berfœttr ‘Barelegs’ Óláfsson (d. 1103) and Magnús’s sons Eysteinn (d. 1122) and Sigurðr jórsalafari ‘Jerusalem-farer’ (d. 1130), as well as about Sigurðr slembidjákn ‘Fortuitous-deacon’ (?) (d. 1139). Only his poem about the latter survives. See also SnE 1848-87, III, 619-22.

Sigurðarbálkr (‘Bálkr about Sigurðr’) — Ív SigII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr’ 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. 501-27.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45 

Skj: Ívarr Ingimundarson: Sigurðarbǫlkr, o. 1140 (AI, 495-502, BI, 467-75); stanzas (if different): 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46

SkP info: II, 515

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23 — Ív Sig 23II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 23’ 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. 515.

Vann leyfðr konungr        af liði Þóris
þríu skip hroðin        í þeiri fǫr.
Settu undan        Óláfs liðar,
þeirs ór Elfi        eltir vôru.

Leyfðr konungr vann hroðin þríu skip af liði Þóris í þeiri fǫr. Liðar Óláfs, þeirs vôru eltir ór Elfi, settu undan.

The celebrated king cleared three ships from Þórir’s troop on that expedition. Óláfr’s companions, who had been chased out of the Götaälv, rushed away.

Mss: Mork(33v) (Mork)

Editions: Skj: Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbǫlkr 23: AI, 499, BI, 471, Skald I, 231; Mork 1867, 212, Mork 1928-32, 422, Andersson and Gade 2000, 377, 492 (Sslemb).

Context: As st. 22 above.

Notes: [2] af liði Þóris ‘from Þórir’s troop’: This was Þórir hvínantorði ‘Whining-turd’ (?). Nothing else is known about him. For his nickname, see Finnur Jónsson 1907, 331 and ÍF 28, 309 n. 1. — [6] liðar Óláfs ‘Óláfr’s companions’: Óláfr was the grandson of King Magnús berfœttr Óláfsson on his mother’s side and a grandson of the Dan. king Eiríkr inn góði ‘the Good’ on his father’s side. Hence he was the nephew of Sigurðr (see ÍF 28, Genealogy II.3; ÍF 35, Genealogy II). Óláfr died in 1141. See also Knýtl (ÍF 35, 271). After Eiríkr lamb was elected king of Denmark in 1137 (see Note to st. 18/4 above), Óláfr contended with him for power over Denmark (see ÍF 35, 271), and it could be that Sigurðr was involved in the early stages of this power-struggle.

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