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Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson (RvHbreiðm)

12th century;

III. Háttalykill (Hl) - 84

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No biography, so editor and volume are not set in this entry.

Háttalykill (‘The old key to verse-forms’) — RvHbreiðm HlIII

Kari Ellen Gade 2017, ‘ Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1001. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1347> (accessed 29 September 2021)

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for reference only:  10x 

Skj: Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson: Háttalykill, o. 1145 (AI, 512-28, BI, 487-508); stanzas (if different): 1b | 2a | 2b | 3a | 3b | 4a | 4b | 5a | 5b | 6a | 6b | 7a | 7b | 8a | 8b | 9a | 9b | 10a | 10b | 11a | 11b | 12a | 12b | 13a | 13b | 14a | 14b | 15a | 15b | 16a | 16b | 17a | 17b | 18a | 18b | 19a | 19b | 20a | 20b | 21a | 21b | 22a | 22b | 23a | 23b | 24a | 24b | 25a | 25b | 26a | 26b | 27a | 27b | 28a | 28b | 29a | 29b | 30a | 30b | 31a | 31b | 32a | 32b | 33a | 33b | 34a | 34b | 35a | 35b | 36a | 36b | 37a | 37b | 38a | 38b | 39a | 39b | 40a | 40b | 41a | 41b

SkP info: III, 1054

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46 — RvHbreiðm Hl 46III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 46’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1054.

Hverr rýðr hvassar eggjar?
Hverr brytjar mat vargi?
Hverr gerir hjalma skúrir?
Hverr eggjaði styrjar?
Haraldr rauð hvassar eggjar;
herr brytjar mat vargi;
hjalmskúr gerir Hǫgni;
Hjarrandi réð gunni.

Hverr rýðr hvassar eggjar? Hverr brytjar vargi mat? Hverr gerir {skúrir hjalma}? Hverr eggjaði styrjar? Haraldr rauð hvassar eggjar; herr brytjar vargi mat; Hǫgni gerir {hjalmskúr}; Hjarrandi réð gunni.

Who reddens sharp edges? Who cuts food for the wolf? Who creates {showers of helmets} [BATTLES]? Who instigated strife? Haraldr reddened sharp edges; the army cuts food for the wolf; Hǫgni creates {the helmet-shower} [BATTLE]; Hjarrandi caused the battle.

Mss: papp25ˣ(35v), R683ˣ(130r)

Readings: [1] eggjar: so R683ˣ, ‘æigiar’ corrected from ‘æggiar’ papp25ˣ    [6] herr: ‘hæri’ papp25ˣ, R683ˣ;    brytjar: brytja papp25ˣ, R683ˣ

Editions: Skj: Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 23b: AI, 521, BI, 498, Skald I, 245; Hl 1941, 26-7, 73.

Context: As st. 45 above.

Notes: [5]: The identity of Haraldr is not known, and Skj B and Skald emend to ‘Heðinn’. It is possible, however, that the version of the events as related in Hl was based on another variant of the story than the one found in the extant sources (see Hl 1941, 72). — [6] brytjar ‘cuts’: Brytja means ‘cut into small pieces, dismember’. The verb is also used in this meaning (with ulfr ‘wolf’ as the recipient) in Anon Krm 18/2VIII. For the loss of final -r, see Note to st. 5/2. — [7] Hǫgni: See Note to st. 45 [All]. — [8] Hjarrandi: Hjarrandi was the father of Heðinn (see Note to st. 45 [All]). Hjarrandi is also a heiti for Óðinn, however, and it is unclear whether Hjarrandi as Heðinn’s father is secondary in the Old Norse versions of the story (he is not mentioned by Saxo). See the discussion in the Note to Bragi Rdr 11/5-6, as well as Note to Þul Óðins 4/5.

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