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Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (Þjóð)

9th century; volume 1; ed. Edith Marold;

III. 1. Haustlǫng (Haustl) - 20

Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, or inn hvinverski, ‘from Hvinir’ (Þjóð) was a Norwegian skald of the late ninth or early tenth century. As his nickname indicates, he was from Hvinir (Kvinesdal, Vest-Agder). His biography is largely unknown. Skáldatal names him as poet to several rulers and powerful men: Haraldr hárfagri ‘Fair-hair’ and Rǫgnvaldr heiðumhár or heiðumhæri ‘High with Honours’ (SnE 1848-87, III, 253, 261, 273), Hákon jarl Grjótgarðsson (ibid., 256, 265, 280), Þorleifr inn spaki ‘the Wise’ (ibid., 259, 268, 285), Strút-Haraldr jarl (ibid., 259, 284) and an unknown Sveinn jarl (ibid., 268). However, the associations with Hákon, Strút-Haraldr and Þorleifr are uncertain since they may have lived later in the tenth century; see Bugge (1894, 145, 175); Åkerlund (1939, 7). In Hkr, both within the Prologue (ÍF 26, 4) and in HHárf (ÍF 26, 127-8, 139), Þjóðólfr is represented as skald and friend to Haraldr hárfagri and as a dedicated foster-father to Haraldr’s son Guðrøðr ljómi ‘Beam of Light’. It is in this context that he speaks the two lausavísur associated with him (Þjóð Lv 1-2). Þjóðólfr ór Hvini is the composer of the poems Ynglingatal (Þjóð Yt) and Haustlǫng (Þjóð HaustlIII, edited in SkP III). Five stanzas of a poem dedicated to Haraldr hárfagri (Þjóð Har) are also attributed to him. Several stanzas of Haraldskvæði (Þhorn Harkv) are falsely attributed to Þjóðólfr; see Introduction to Harkv. Finally, a fragment (Þjóðólfr FragIII) edited in SkP III is likely to be the work of a different Þjóðólfr, though it is tentatively associated with Þjóð Yt in Skj; see Introduction to Yt.

Haustlǫng — Þjóð HaustlIII

Margaret Clunies Ross 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 431.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20 

Skj: Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, enn hvinverski: 2. Haustlǫng (AI, 16-20, BI, 14-18)

SkP info: III, 453

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14 — Þjóð Haustl 14III

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 R Eðr of ser er iotna otti let of sottvm hellis biꜹr a hyriar havg griotu| na bꜹgi· oc at isarnleiki iarðr svnr en dvndi moþvr svall meila| broþvr mana vegr vnd hanvm.   [MCR]  edit 
 R Ok at isarnleiki iarþar svnr ok| dvnði moðvr svall meila bloþa mana vegr vnd hanvm.   [MCR]  edit 
 Tx Edr of ser er jotna otti let of sottan hellis maur á hyriar haug griotuna bau-| gi. ok at i sarnleiki jardar sonr enn dundi miodr suall meila brodor mana vegr| und hanom.   [MCR]  edit 
 Tx ok at jsarnleiki jardar ardar| sonr enn dunþi modr suall meila bloda mana vegr und hanom.   [MCR]  edit 
 W Eðr of ser of iotna otti liet of sottan hellis baur […]yriar| haugs griotuna baugi ok at isarnleiki iarðar sunr en dundi moðr svall meila bro| ður mana vegr vnd hanvm.   [MCR]  edit 
 W Ok at isarn leiki iarðar sunr en dundi| moðr svall meila bloþa| mana vegr vnd hanvm.   [MCR]  edit 
 U Ok at isarnleiki. iarþar sonr en dvlþi. moþr svall meila bloþi| mana vegr vnd hanvm.   [MCR]  edit 
 B Ok at| jsíarns leiki jarðar son hinn diarfe moðr suall meide blóde mána vegr vnd hánvm.   [MCR]  edit 

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