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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:

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, ‘ 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. <> (accessed 16 May 2022)

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

SkP info: I, 949

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9 — ÞGísl Búdr 9I

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Cite as: Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa 9’ 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. 949.

Hagl vá hvert eyri;
hraut á lǫg dreyri
— blóð þó bens ôrum —
ór bragna sôrum.
Þar fell valr víða;
vé sá gylld ríða;
barðisk sveit snarla
á snekkjum jarla.

Hvert hagl vá eyri; dreyri hraut á lǫg ór sôrum bragna; blóð þó {ôrum bens}. Valr fell þar víða; sá gylld vé ríða; sveit barðisk snarla á snekkjum jarla.

Each hailstone weighed an ounce; gore spurted onto the sea from the wounds of men; blood washed {the oars of the wound} [SWORDS]. The slain fell there widely; [one] saw gilded standards sway; the company fought boldly on the warships of the jarls.

texts: ÓT 89

editions: Skj Þórkell Gíslason: Búadrápa 9 (AI, 555; BI, 537-8); Skald I, 261; Fms 1, 175, Fms 12, 44, ÓT 1958-2000, I, 192 (ch. 90); Ólafur Halldórsson 2000, 28, 81.


AM 61 fol (61) 20ra, 16 - 20ra, 19 (ÓT)  image  image  image  
AM 53 fol (53) 16va, 13 - 16va, 16 (ÓT)  image  
AM 54 fol (54) 16rb, 35 - 16rb, 37 (ÓT)  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 26vb, 12 - 26vb, 15 (ÓT)  image  
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