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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, 503-4

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3 — Ív Sig 3II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 3’ 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. 503-4.

Sótti síðan        Sigurðr ór eyjum
dýrr at rôðum        Dávíð konung.
Vas með vísa        Vilhjalms bani
fleinþingasamr        fimm misseri.

Síðan sótti dýrr Sigurðr ór eyjum Dávíð konung at rôðum. {Bani Vilhjalms}, {fleinþinga}samr, vas með vísa fimm misseri.

Then splendid Sigurðr went from the isles to seek counsel from King David. {The slayer of Vilhjálmr} [= Sigurðr], eager {for spear-assemblies} [BATTLES], stayed with the ruler for five winters.

Mss: Mork(32v) (Mork)

Editions: Skj: Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbǫlkr 7: AI, 496, BI, 468, Skald I, 230; Mork 1867, 202, Mork 1928-32, 406, Andersson and Gade 2000, 367, 490-1 (Sslemb).

Context: After the slaying of Þorkell, Sigurðr was banished from Orkney, and he joined King David of Scotland.

Notes: [All]: David I ruled Scotland from 1124 until his death in 1153. It is not clear exactly when Sigurðr spent these five years with him, and the prose versions differ in their accounts. According to Mork, he was in Orkney before he went on his pilgrimage to Rome and Jerusalem (sts 8-9). Hkr (ÍF 28, 297-8) places his stay in Orkney after the pilgrimage, and Orkn (ÍF 34, 115) states that he stayed in Scotland prior to his arrival in Orkney and prior to the slaying of Þorkell fóstri (st. 2 above), which took place c. 1127-8 (see ÍF 34, lxxxv). — [6] bani Vilhjalms ‘the slayer of Vilhjálmr [= Sigurðr]’: Vilhjálmr skinnari ‘the Tanner’ was a Norw. district chieftain who is mentioned in st. 27 below.

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