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Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson (RvHbreiðm)

12th century;

III. Háttalykill (Hl) - 84

notes
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, ‘(Introduction to) 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.

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   46   47   48   49   50   51   52   53   54   55   56   57   58   59   60   61   62   63   64   65   66   67   68   69   70   71   72   73   74   75   76   77   78   79   80   81   82 

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, 1012

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5 — RvHbreiðm Hl 5III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 5’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1012.


heiptbráðr taka náði
snyrtibyggð, þás seggir
vegin

naut illa þess stillir;
gunnar geymirunnar
gáttar aðrir.

 

The wrath-quick one was able to seize the splendid settlement, when the men slain the ruler benefited badly from that; {other tending-trees {of the door of battle}} [SHIELD > WARRIORS]

notes: The metre is not named (titulus deest ‘the heading is missing’), but it is dróttkvætt ‘court metre’ and the stanza is incomplete and beyond reconstruction. Dróttkvætt is the commonest skaldic metre (see Section 4 of the General Introduction in SkP I). — This and the next stanza commemorate the deeds and death of the legendary hero Hǫgni Gjúkason (Hagen of the Nibelungenlied; see SnE 1998, I, 47-9; NK 240-63; Vǫls chs 38-9; Norn; Akv; Am). According to Norse legend, Hǫgni was the brother of Gunnarr Gjúkason, the hero eulogised in sts 7-8 below. At the instigation of their sister, Guðrún, Atli Buðlason, their brother-in-law, invited them to his home and attempted to force them to reveal the location of the Niflung treasure, which they refused to do. The brothers were captured after fierce fighting, and when they yet again refused to disclose the location of the treasure, Atli had Hǫgni’s heart cut out of his living body, and Gunnarr was thrown into a snake-pit where he eventually died (see st. 8 below). — [6]: For this line, see also ÞjóðA Sex 7/8II and Stúfr Stúfdr 3/6II.

editions: Skj Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson: Háttalykill 3a (AI, 513; BI, 488); Skald I, 239; Hl 1941, 34, 39-40.

sources

Holm papp 25 8°x (papp25x) 42r - 42r (Hl)  image  
UppsUB R 683x (R683x) 125r - 125v (Hl)  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated