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).
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.
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.
Skj: Þórkell Gíslason: Búadrápa (AI, 553-5, BI, 536-8)
SkP info: I, 945
4 — ÞGísl Búdr 4I
Cite as: Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa 4’ 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. 945.
context: Hákon jarl has learnt of the
arrival of the Jómsvíkingar and of their harrying of the country. The two sides
meet in Hjǫrungavágr (Liavågen) and draw up their fleets for battle, both sides
setting up their standards. The fiercest battle
begins, fought at first with rocks and arrows.
notes: In quoting
this stanza, all the mss name the poem, using the formula svá segir í Búadrápu ‘as it says in Búadrápa’.
texts: ‹ÓT 78›
editions: Skj Þórkell Gíslason: Búadrápa 4 (AI, 554; BI, 536-7); Skald I, 260; Fms 1, 171, Fms 12, 42, ÓT 1958-2000, I, 187 (ch. 90), Ólafur Halldórsson 2000, 25, 79.