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Steinn Herdísarson (Steinn)

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

3. Óláfsdrápa (Óldr) - 16

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.

Óláfsdrápa (‘Drápa about Óláfr’) — Steinn ÓldrII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Steinn Herdísarson, Óláfsdrápa’ 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. 367-81.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16 

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa, o. 1070 (AI, 409-13, BI, 379-83); stanzas (if different): 1 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17

SkP info: II, 371-2

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5 — Steinn Óldr 5II

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Austr helt Engla þrýstir
ótvínn liði sínu,
stóran braut of stýri
straum, sæ, konungr Rauma;
glaðr tók herr, þás, heðra,
hringlestir kom vestan,
allr við ǫflgum stilli.
Óláfr borinn sólu.

texts: Flat 1103, H-Hr 226, MH 134, Mork 102

editions: Skj Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 6 (AI, 410; BI, 380); Skald I, 189, NN §§806, 889-90, 1936, 1991; Mork 1867, 121, Mork 1928-32, 282, Andersson and Gade 2000, 275, 482 (MH); Flat 1860-8, III, 398 (MH); Fms 6, 428 (HSig ch. 123).

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GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 19v, 50 - 19v, 50 (Mork)  image  image  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 204rb, 53 - 204rb, 53 (Flat)  image  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 77v - 77v (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 55ra, 9 - 55ra, 9 (H-Hr)  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 358r, 13 - 358r, 20  image  
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