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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, 521

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34 — Ív Sig 34II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 34’ 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. 521.

Fýstisk sunnan        Sigurðr á lesti
með lítit lið        lǫnd at sœkja.
Bjósk með hônum        til herfarar
margs andvani        Magnús konungr.

Á lesti fýstisk Sigurðr sunnan með lítit lið at sœkja lǫnd. Magnús konungr, andvani margs, bjósk með hônum til herfarar.

In the end, Sigurðr was eager [to travel] from the south with a small force to conquer the lands. King Magnús, deprived of much, prepared to join him on the war-expedition.

Mss: Mork(34v) (Mork)

Editions: Skj: Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbǫlkr 35: AI, 500-1, BI, 473, Skald I, 232; Mork 1867, 217, Mork 1928-32, 430-1, Andersson and Gade 2000, 383, 493 (Sslemb).

Context: After their rampage along the coast of Norway, Sigurðr and Magnús sailed to Denmark. The following autumn (1139) they returned to Norway with thirty warships manned by Norwegians and Danes.

Notes: [7] andvani margs ‘deprived of much’: Magnús Sigurðarson had been blinded and castrated by his uncle, Haraldr gilli, after Haraldr captured him in Bergen shortly after Christmas 1134. See ‘Royal Biographies’ in the Introduction to this vol.

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