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Þorgils fiskimaðr (Þfisk)

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

Lausavísur (Lv) - 3

Þorgils fiskimaðr ‘the Fisherman’ (Þfisk) is otherwise unknown, but he is said to have been a Norwegian who had fought in the army of King Óláfr Haraldsson at the battle of Stiklestad in 1030 (so Mork, Flat, H-Hr). According to F (F 1871, 254), Þorgils, who is given the nickname Hástaði (because he came from the farm Hástaðir; but see Fidjestøl 1971, 37-8), was the foster-father of Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, and the two had been separated since the battle of Stiklestad. The F version goes on to say that Þorgils and his two sons afterwards accompanied Haraldr on his expedition to England and died at the battle of Stamford Bridge on 25 September 1066 (F 1871, 256).

Lausavísur — Þfisk LvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Þorgils fiskimaðr, Lausavísur’ 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. 333-6.

stanzas:  1   2   3 

Skj: Þórgils fiskimaðr: Lausavísur, o. 1055 (AI, 400-1, BI, 369)

SkP info: II, 335-6

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3 — Þfisk Lv 3II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Þorgils fiskimaðr, Lausavísur 3’ 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. 335-6.

Víg lézt, Vinða mýgir,
virðum kunn of unnin
— Þrœndr drifu ríkt und randir —
rǫmm; en þat vas skǫmmu.
Enn fyr Serkland sunnan
snarr þengill hjó drengi;
kunni gramr at gunni
gǫng; vas þat fyr lǫngu.

{Mýgir Vinða}, lézt of unnin rǫmm víg, kunn virðum; Þrœndr drifu ríkt und randir; en þat vas skǫmmu. Enn fyr sunnan Serkland hjó snarr þengill drengi; gramr kunni gǫng at gunni; vas þat fyr lǫngu.

{Oppressor of the Wends} [= Haraldr], you waged furious wars, known to men; the Þrœndir pressed on mightily beneath shield-rims; and that was recently. And, south of the land of the Saracens, the swift ruler cut down warriors; the lord knew how to advance in battle; that was long ago.

texts: Flat 1079, H-Hr 198, MH 110, Mork 78

editions: Skj Þórgils fiskimaðr: Lausavísur 3 (AI, 401; BI, 369); Skald I, 184, NN §§806, 847D; Mork 1867, 102, Mork 1928-32, 249, Andersson and Gade 2000, 254, 480 (MH); Flat 1860-8, III, 378 (MH); Fms 6, 387 (HSig ch. 108); F 1871, 256 (HSig).

sources

GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 17r, 17 - 17r, 17 (Mork)  image  image  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 202ra, 66 - 202ra, 66 (Flat)  image  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 70r, 16 - 70r, 16 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 50vb, 10 - 50vb, 10 (H-Hr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 54vb, 15 - 54vb, 17  image  image  image  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 533r, 7 - 533r, 14  image  
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