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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, ‘ 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. <> (accessed 21 October 2021)

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

SkP info: III, 434

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2 — Þjóð Haustl 2III

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Note: The following transcriptions have been entered to aid the editing process. These may not have been fully reviewed and checked and may therefore not be reliable. You may wish to consult the manuscript images. Any corrections can be notified to the database editor.

 R Seggiondvm flo sagna sn[…] i gemlis ha[…]| gomlvm glamma a fyr skommo settiz avrn þar er æs[…] ar gnæfar ma[…]| baro vara byrgi tyr biarga bleyðe vǫndr a seðe.   [MCR]  edit 
 R Seɢivndvm flo sagna snotar ylgr| at moti igemlis ham gomlvm glamma ofyr skommv.   [MCR]  edit 
 Tx Segiondom flo sagna snotar vlfr at moti j gemlis ham gømlum| glamma ofyr scommo settiz aurn þar er esir ar gefnar mar baro naca byrgi| tyr biarga bleudi vendr a seudi[2].   [MCR]  edit 
 Tx Segiondom flo sagna snotar vlfr at moti j gemlis| ham gaumlom glamma ofyr scommo.   [MCR]  edit 
 W Seggiondvm flo sagna snotar vlfr at moti i gemlis […]m gomlvm g[…]ma a fyr| skommo. settiz orn þar er æsir argefnar ma baru. vara byrgi tyr biarga blæyði ven| dr a seiði.   [MCR]  edit 
 U Segiondvm flo sagna snotar vlfr at moti i gemlis ham| gavmlvm. glaᴍa a fyrir skavmmo.   [MCR]  edit 
 A Sægiǫndvm flo sagna snotar vlfr at moti i| gæmlis ham gǫmlvm glamma ofyrs skǫmmv.   [MCR]  edit 
 B Segio᷎ndum flo sagna snotar vlfr at| moti […] gemliss ham gomlum glamma ægi fyr sko᷎mmv.   [MCR]  edit 
 C Segiondum flo sagna snotar vlfr at moti i gemlis ham| gomlum glamma vlfr fyr skommu   [MCR]  edit 

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