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Steinn Herdísarson (Steinn)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

1. Nizarvísur (Nizv) - 7

Steinn was the great-grandson of the Icel. poet Einarr skálaglamm ‘Tinkle-scales’ Helgason (EskálI) and a kinsman of Stúfr inn blindi ‘the Blind’ Þórðarson (Stúfr; see the genealogy in SnE 1848-87, III, 607 and Genealogy IV in ÍF 5). At the battle of the river Nissan in 1062 he was on board the ship of his kinsman, Úlfr stallari ‘the Marshal’ Óspaksson (Úlfr). Steinn was a court poet of Haraldr harðráði ‘Hardrule’ Sigurðarson and his son Óláfr kyrri ‘the Quiet’ Haraldsson (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 275). Two poems, NizarvísurVísur about the Nissan’ (Steinn Nizv), and ÓláfsdrápaDrápa about Óláfr’ (Steinn Óldr) survive of his poetic oeuvre, and another st., ÚlfsflokkrFlokkr about Úlfr’ (Steinn Úlffl), is usually assigned to a poem about Úlfr Óspaksson.

Nizarvísur (‘Vísur about the Nissan’) — Steinn NizvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Steinn Herdísarson, Nizarvísur’ 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. 359-66.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7 

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 1. Nizarvísur, 1062 (AI, 407-9, BI, 376-8)

SkP info: II, 362

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3 — Steinn Nizv 3II

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Vann fyr móðu mynni
meinfœrt Haraldr Sveini;
varð, þvít vísi gerðit,
viðrnám, friðar biðja;
herðu hjǫrvi gyrðir
Halland jǫfurs spjallar
(heit blés und) fyr útan
atróðr (á sæ blóði).

texts: H-Hr 163, HSig 57 (III 132), Hkr 511 (III 132)

editions: Skj Steinn Herdísarson: 1. Nizarvísur 3 (AI, 408; BI, 377); Skald I, 187-8; ÍF 28, 148-9 (HSig ch. 63), F 1871, 228, E 1916, 74; Fms 6, 315 (HSig ch. 78).

sources

AM 63 folx (Kx) 560v, 25 - 561r, 3 (Hkr)  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 27ra, 18 - 27ra, 18 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 48vb, 33 - 48vb, 36 (Hkr)  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 21r, 22 - 21r, 23 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 283r, 14 - 283r, 21 (Hkr)  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 56r, 18 - 56r, 18 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 41ra, 12 - 41ra, 12 (H-Hr)  image  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 366r, 23 - 366v, 4  image  
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