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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, 515-16

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24 — Ív Sig 24II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 24’ 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. 515-16.

Helt á Lista        lofðungr skipum
ǫrr fyr Agðir        austan af Nesjum.
Hné hersa kyn;        herr vas í landi;
brunnu byggðir        fyr buðlungi.

Ǫrr lofðungr helt skipum á Lista fyr Agðir austan af Nesjum. Kyn hersa hné; herr vas í landi; byggðir brunnu fyr buðlungi.

The valiant lord steered the ships to Lista past Agder east from Nesjar. The kin of hersar fell; an army was in the land; settlements burned before the ruler.

Mss: Mork(34r) (Mork); F(71va-b)

Readings: [5] kyn: om. F

Editions: Skj: Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbǫlkr 24: AI, 499, BI, 471, Skald I, 231; Mork 1867, 213, Mork 1928-32, 424, Andersson and Gade 2000, 378, 492 (Sslemb); F 1871, 330 (MbHg).

Context: In the summer of 1138, Sigurðr and Magnús inn blindi returned to Norway from Denmark. They sailed along the southern coast of Norway to Lista, where they attacked and killed Benteinn Kolbeinsson.

Notes: [1] á Lista ‘to Lista’: Lista is located on the southern tip of Norway. — [3] fyr Agðir ‘past Agder’: Agder is a district in southern Norway. — [4] austan af Nesjum ‘east from Nesjar’: Nesjar comprises the peninsulas between Langesundsfjorden and Tønsbergfjorden in southern Norway.

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