Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þorkell Gíslason (ÞGísl)

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

Búadrápa (Búdr) - 12

Skj info: Þórkell Gíslason, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 553-5, BI, 536-8).

Skj poems:
Búadrápa

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.

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

SkP info: I, 952

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12 — ÞGísl Búdr 12I

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Cite as: Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa 12’ 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. 952.

Felldi Vagn virða;
valði of nái stirða
hrafn inn hvassleiti;
hrundi á borð sveiti.
Þess réð þó dála
— þrymr vas hôr stála —
eyðis undglóða
Eirekr skip hrjóða.

 

Vagn felled warriors; the sharp-eyed raven chose between stiff corpses; blood flowed onto the gunwale. Eiríkr managed nevertheless to clear completely the ship {of that destroyer {of wound-embers}}; [SWORDS > WARRIOR = Vagn] {the din of steel weapons} [BATTLE] was loud.

context: After he has dealt with Búi Vésetason’s ship, Eiríkr jarl lays his ship alongside Vagn Ákason’s. Vagn counters Eiríkr’s attack with supreme valour and kills many men but is eventually overcome. The ship is cleared and Vagn is captured and taken ashore with thirty others.

texts: ÓT 95

editions: Skj Þórkell Gíslason: Búadrápa 12 (AI, 555; BI, 538); Skald I, 261; Fms 1, 179, Fms 12, 45, ÓT 1958-2000, I, 196 (ch. 90); Ólafur Halldórsson 2000, 31, 82-3.

sources

AM 61 fol (61) 20rb, 31 - 20rb, 34 (ÓT)  image  image  image  
AM 53 fol (53) 16vb, 35 - 16vb, 37 (ÓT)  image  
AM 54 fol (54) 16vb, 25 - 16vb, 28 (ÓT)  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 27rb, 7 - 27rb, 10 (ÓT)  image  
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