This interface will soon cease to be publicly available. Use the new interface instead. Click here to switch over now.

Cookies on our website

We use cookies on this website, mainly to provide a secure browsing experience but also to collect statistics on how the website is used. You can find out more about the cookies we set, the information we store and how we use it on the cookies page.

Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

login: password: stay logged in: help

Snækollr Gunnason (Snæk)

13th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Snækollr Gunnason, Nordmand, 13. årh. (AII, 87, BII, 98).

Skj poems:

Snækollr (Snæk) was one of Skúli Bárðarson’s district chieftains who were captured by the Birkibeinar in 1239. He is likely to be identical with Snækollr Gunnason from Orkney, who is mentioned earlier in Hák (see LH 1894-1901, II, 29). If so, his mother was Ragnhildr, the daughter of Eiríkr stagbrellr ‘Stay-teaser’ (?) and Ingigerðr (or Ingiríðr), the daughter of Jarl Rǫgnvaldr Kali Kolsson (Rv). Snækollr left Orkney after having participated in the killing of Jarl Jón Haraldsson (see E 1916, 558-60; Flat 1860-8, III, 103-5). He is not listed in Skáldatal, and the lv. below is the only poetry attributed to him.

Lausavísa — Snæk LvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘ Snækollr Gunnason, Lausavísa’ 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. 654-5. <> (accessed 7 December 2021)


Skj: Snækollr Gunnason: Lausavísa, 1239 (AII, 87, BII, 98); stanzas (if different): [v]

SkP info: II, 654-5

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

1 — Snæk Lv 1II

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance


Note: The following transcriptions have been entered to aid the editing process. These may not have been fully reviewed and checked and may therefore not be reliable. You may wish to consult the manuscript images. Any corrections can be notified to the database editor.

 E skal ek alldri þott ek ey lifa | syslu beiðaz asunnmæri . þviat fluttu mik fiandmenn þaðan biorgyniar til at boði hilmiss.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 F Skal ek alldri þott ek æ lífa sys | lu biðía a suɴmæri · þviat fluttv míg fiand menn þaðan bíorgy | níar til at boði hílmís·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 42x Skal ec aldregi | þott ec ey lifa | syslu beiþaz | a sunnmæri | þviat fluttu mic | fiandmenn þaþan | biorgyniar til | at boði hilmis |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 81a Skal ek alldri þott ek eínn | lifa syslu beidaz ꜳ sund mærí þviat fluttu mik f | iand menn þadan bíorguínar til at bodi hílmíss   [VEÞ]  edit 
 8 skal ek alldre þott ek æylífa syslu beiðaz asunmæri þi at fluttv mik fianðmenn | þaþan biorgyníar til at boði hilmís   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Flat Skal | ek alldreigi þott ek æ lifa syslu beidaz ꜳ sund mærí . þviat fluttu mik fiandmenn þadan biorgyniar | til at bodi hilmis.   [VEÞ]  edit 

Text version list disabled due to query errors

© Skaldic Project Academic Body, unless otherwise noted. Database structure and interface developed by Tarrin Wills. All users of material on this database are reminded that its content may be either subject to copyright restrictions or is the property of the custodians of linked databases that have given permission for members of the skaldic project to use their material for research purposes. Those users who have been given access to as yet unpublished material are further reminded that they may not use, publish or otherwise manipulate such material except with the express permission of the individual editor of the material in question and the General Editor of the volume in which the material is to be published. Applications for permission to use such material should be made in the first instance to the General Editor of the volume in question. All information that appears in the published volumes has been thoroughly reviewed. If you believe some information here is incorrect please contact Tarrin Wills with full details.