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Þorkell Gíslason (ÞGísl)

12th century; volume 1; ed. Emily Lethbridge;

Búadrápa (Búdr) - 12

Þorkell (ÞGísl) is named as the poet of Búadrápa in ÓT (1958-2000, 180), but beyond that nothing is known about him and his name does not appear in Skáldatal.

Búadrápa — ÞGísl BúdrI

Emily Lethbridge and Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 941.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12 

Skj: Þórkell Gíslason: Búadrápa (AI, 553-5, BI, 536-8)

SkP info: I, 950

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

10 — ÞGísl Búdr 10I

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

Cite as: Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa 10’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 950.

Ǫrum réð sér snǫrpum
— slíkt es raun gǫrpum —
flagð it forljóta
af fingrum skjóta.
Gerðisk grimmt fíkjum
at gumnum ríkjum
— gnýr vas hôr hlífa —
hregg ok loptdrífa.

 

The very ugly troll-woman shot sharp arrows from her fingers; such is a trial for brave men. An extremely savage storm and sky-blizzard arose against the mighty men; {the clash of shields} [BATTLE] was loud.

context: When the weather clears, the Jómsvíkingar think they can see a woman on Hákon jarl’s ship: arrows fly rapidly from her fingers and each arrow causes the death of a man.

notes: As observed by Ólafur Halldórsson (2000, 81), the stanza may well be based on Jvs (see Jvs 1882, 116).

texts: ÓT 90

editions: Skj Þórkell Gíslason: Búadrápa 10 (AI, 555; BI, 538); Skald I, 261; Fms 1, 176, Fms 12, 44, ÓT 1958-2000, I, 192-3 (ch. 90); Ólafur Halldórsson 2000, 29, 81.

sources

AM 61 fol (61) 20ra, 21 - 20ra, 23 (ÓT)  image  image  image  
AM 53 fol (53) 16va, 19 - 16va, 22 (ÓT)  image  
AM 54 fol (54) 16va, 1 - 16va, 4 (ÓT)  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 26vb, 18 - 26vb, 22 (ÓT)  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated