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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, 503

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2 — Ív Sig 2II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 2’ 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. 503.

Vas með jarli
afkárlyndum
vargs verðgjafi
vestr í eyjum,
unz siklingar
sóknar hvattir
Fóstra…
…rufu.

 

{The wolf’s meal-giver} [WARRIOR] stayed with the obstinate-minded jarl west in the isles, until the chieftains, urged to fighting, Fóstri (‘the Fosterer’).

context: As an adult, Sigurðr travelled abroad. He stayed with Jarl Haraldr Hákonarson in Orkney and participated in the killing of Þorkell fóstri Sumarliðason.

notes: For these events, see also MbHgHkr (ÍF 28, 298) and Orkn (ÍF 34, 116-17). — [7-8]: Damaged in Mork (Mork was already damaged when it was copied in 761bˣ by ÁM) and the meaning of the last helmingr must be gleaned from the prose (Mork 1928-32, 406): Þar var Sigvrðr at raþom oc vigi ens gꜹfga mannz er Þorkell fostri het ‘There Sigurðr participated in the conspiracy against, and in the killing of, the distinguished man who was called Þorkell fóstri’. Þorkell fóstri had accompanied Sigurðr’s half-brother, Haraldr gilli, from the Hebrides to Norway (c. 1128). See MsonaHkr (ÍF 28, 299).

texts: Mork 199

editions: Skj Ívarr Ingimundarson: Sigurðarbǫlkr 6 (AI, 496; BI, 468); Skald I, 229; Mork 1867, 202, Mork 1928-32, 406, Andersson and Gade 2000, 367, 490 (Sslemb).

sources

GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 32r, 53 - 32r, 54 (Mork)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 200r, 3 - 200r, 10 (Sig)  image  
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