Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þórarinn Skeggjason (ÞSkegg)

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

Haraldsdrápa (Hardr) - 1

Skj info: Þórarinn Skeggjason, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 400, BI, 368).

Skj poems:
En drape om Harald hårdråde

Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 275) lists Þórarinn Skeggjason (ÞSkegg) among the poets of Haraldr harðráði, but he is otherwise entirely unknown. His patronymic suggests that he may have been a brother of the Icel. poet and lawspeaker Markús Skeggjason (Mark; d. 1107), who, according to Ari fróði ‘the Learned’ Þorgilsson, had a brother named Þórarinn (see ÍF 1, 22; SnE 1848-87, III, 604-5; LH 1894-1901, I, 637). The helmingr below is the only poetry attributed to Þórarinn.

Haraldsdrápa — ÞSkegg HardrII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Þórarinn Skeggjason, Haraldsdrápa’ 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. 294-5.


Skj: Þórarinn Skeggjason: En drape om Harald hårdråde, o. 1050-60 (AI, 400, BI, 368); stanzas (if different): [v]

SkP info: II, 294-5

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1 — ÞSkegg Hardr 1II

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Náði gǫrr en glóðum,
Gríklands, jǫfurr handa,
stólþengill gekk strǫngu
steinblindr aðalmeini.

texts: Fsk 188, H-Hr 95, HSig 11 (III 86), Mork 4, Hkr 465 (III 86)

editions: Skj Þórarinn Skeggjason: En drape om Harald hårdråde (AI, 400; BI, 368); Skald I, 184, NN §879; ÍF 28, 86 (HSig ch. 14), F 1871, 201, E 1916, 42; ÍF 29, 235 (ch. 51); Mork 1867, 14, Mork 1928-32, 83, Andersson and Gade 2000, 147, 472 (MH); Fms 6, 167 (HSig ch. 14).


AM 63 folx (Kx) 530r, 13 - 530r, 16 (Hkr)  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 20vb, 7 - 20vb, 7 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 43va, 26 - 43va, 28 (Hkr)  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 12v, 10 - 12v, 11 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 262v, 9 - 262v, 12 (Hkr)  image  
OsloUB 371 folx (FskBx) 63v - 63v (Fsk)  image  
AM 303 4°x (FskAx) 239, 18 - 239, 21 (Fsk)  transcr.  image  
GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 3r, 18 - 3r, 18 (Mork)  image  image  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 28r, 14 - 28r, 14 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 20vb, 2 - 20vb, 2 (H-Hr)  image  
AM 51 folx (51x) 57v, 16 - 57v, 19 (Fsk)  image  
AM 301 4°x (301x) 88v, 1 - 88v, 3 (Fsk)  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 435r - 435r  image  
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