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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 September 2021)

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

SkP info: III, 435

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3 — Þjóð Haustl 3III

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 R Tormiðlaðar var| tifom tal hrein meðal beina· hvat qvoþo hapta snytrir hialmfaldinn| þvi valda margspakr of nam mæla mar valkastar baro vara […] vior hanom hollr af fornvm þolli   [MCR]  edit 
 R tormildaðr| var tivi tal hreiɴ meþal beina hvat q’þv hapta snyrtir hialmfaldin þvi valda.   [MCR]  edit 
 Tx tormidladr var tifom talhreinn medal beina h-| uat quedo spacra snytrir hialms faldinn þui valda margspacr of nam mola| mar valkastar bara var at ho᷎nis […]nr hanom hollr af fornom þolli.   [MCR]  edit 
 Tx tormidladr var tauu tal hreinn medal| beina huat quedu hapta snyrtir[3] snytrir hialmfaldinn þui vallda.   [MCR]  edit 
 W Tormiðlaðr var tifvm talhreinn meðal […]ina[4] hvar kvaðv hapt snyrtir hia| lmfalldinn þvi vallda margspakr of[5] nam mæla maar valkast[…] barv varat hæ| nis vinr hanvm hollr af fornvm þolli.   [MCR]  edit 
 U tormiðlaþr var tifvm talhrein meþal beina hvat kvað þv hapta| snytrir hialmfalldinn þvi vallda.   [MCR]  edit 
 A tormiðlaðr var tivi| talhrein meðal bæina hvat kveðv hapta snytrir hialmfalldinn þvi vallda.   [MCR]  edit 
 C Tormiðlaðr var tifi tal hreiɴ meþal beina hvat kvat þv hapta snytrir| hialmfalldinn þvi vallda·  edit 

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