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Snækollr Gunnason (Snæk)

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

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

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, ‘(Introduction to) 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.

stanzas:  1 

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

SkP info: II, 654-5

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1 — Snæk Lv 1II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Snækollr Gunnason, Lausavísa 1’ 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.

Skalk aldrigi,         þótt ek ey lifa,
sýslu beiðask         á Sunnmœri,
þvít fluttu mik         fjandmenn þaðan
Bjǫrgynjar til         at boði hilmis.

Skalk aldrigi, þótt ek lifa ey, beiðask sýslu á Sunnmœri, þvít fjandmenn fluttu mik þaðan til Bjǫrgynjar at boði hilmis.

I shall never, though I may live forever, ask for a governorship in Sunnmøre, because my enemies brought me from there to Bergen at the bidding of the lord.

texts: Hák 37, Flat 860

editions: Skj Snækollr Gunnason: Lausavísa (AII, 87; BII, 98); Skald II, 52; E 1916, 585, F 1871, 501, Hák 1910-86, 523, Hák 1977-82, 110, Flat 1860-8, III, 133.

sources

AM 47 fol (E) 171v, 1 - 171v, 2 (Hák)  transcr.  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 108ra, 33 - 108ra, 35 (Hák)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 42 folx (42x) 153r, 17 - 153r, 24 (Hák)  transcr.  image  
AM 81 a fol (81a) 103vb, 4 - 103vb, 6 (Hák)  transcr.  image  
Holm perg 8 fol (8) 50v, 3 - 50v, 4 (Hák)  transcr.  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 177ra, 4 - 177ra, 6 (Hák)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 355r, 2 - 355r, 9  image  
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