Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Jǫkull Bárðarson (Jǫk)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Diana Whaley;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 2

Skj info: Jǫkull Bárðarson, Islænder, d.1030. (AI, 314, BI, 291).

Skj poems:

According to Snorri Sturluson (ÓH 1941, I, 503; ÍF 27, 331), Jǫkull (Jǫk) was the son of Bárðr Jǫkulsson of Vatnsdalur, northern Iceland; he is described as a big, powerful man and a great traveller. He was uncle of the saga hero Grettir Ásmundarson and tried unsuccessfully to dissuade him from tackling the revenant Glámr (ÍF 7, 117). Jǫkull became a follower of Hákon jarl Eiríksson (on whom, see ‘Ruler biographies’ in Introduction to this volume), and this allegiance led, in the late 1020s, to both his triumph and his downfall, as commemorated in the two lausavísur attributed to him.

Lausavísur — Jǫk LvI

Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Jǫkull Bárðarson, Lausavísur’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 813.

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Skj: Jǫkull Bárðarson: Lausavísur (AI, 314, BI, 291)

SkP info: I, 813

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1 — Jǫk Lv 1I

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 Kx Hlꜹt ec fra sullt eɴ sǽta | siþ fregn at ec qviþa | ván erumc hreɢs at hreíne | hlyrvangs scipi stýra | þvi er ystéttar átti | oleifr funa kleifar | gramr var sialfr a sumri | sigri rǽntr hiɴ digri.   [DW]  edit 
 Holm2 Hlꜹt ec fra svllt en sęta sid fregn at ec qviþa | van eromc hregs at hreini hlyrs þvi scipi styra . er ysteᴛar aᴛi aleifr fvna cleifar | gramr var sniallr asvmri sigri rę́ntr eɴ digri.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 321x hlaut ek or slygs | enn særa. sidr fregn at ek kviða. van eromk hress a hreini. hlyrs | þui skipi styra. er vtstettar atti. aleift funa kleifar. gra | mr var sniallr a sumri. sigri ræntr jnn digri ||   [VEÞ]  edit 
 61 Hlaut | ek fra svllt enn sota sid fregn at ek kvida vꜳ̋n | er vm hreɢs at hreíní hlyrvags skipí styra | þvi er ostræitis atti oleifr valakleifar gramr var | sialfur ꜳ svmrí sigri ræntur hínn digri·   [VEÞ]  edit 

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