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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, 505

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5 — Ív Sig 5II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 5’ 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. 505.

Ól hertogi
hrafna í fjǫrðum;
skulfu skeyti
í Skota blóði,
þars fyr jǫfri
austan komnum
morðáls metendr
merki bôru.

 

The army-leader nourished ravens in the fjords; arrows shook in the blood of the Scots, where {the testers {of the battle-eel}} [SWORD > WARRIORS] bore the standards before the prince who had come from the east.

context: Stanzas 5-7 document battles in Scotland in which Sigurðr participated. The only battle fought by David that would fit the approximate time-frame is the battle of Stracathro against the men of Moray (1130). See Anderson 1922, II, 149, 173-4. The prose surrounding these sts appears to have been derived from the content of the poetry.

texts: Mork 202

editions: Skj Ívarr Ingimundarson: Sigurðarbǫlkr 9 (AI, 496; BI, 469); Skald I, 230; Mork 1867, 202, Mork 1928-32, 407, Andersson and Gade 2000, 368, 491 (Sslemb).

sources

GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 32v, 4 - 32v, 5 (Mork)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 200v, 10 - 200v, 17 (Sig)  image  
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