Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (Þjóð)

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

1. Ynglingatal (Yt) - 37

Skj info: Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, enn hvinverski, Norsk skjald, 9 årh. (AI, 7-21, BI, 7-19).

Skj poems:
1. Ynglingatal
2. Haustlǫng
3. Et digt om Harald hårfagre, næppe ægte
4. Lausavísur

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.

Ynglingatal — Þjóð YtI

Edith Marold with the assistance of Vivian Busch, Jana Krüger, Ann-Dörte Kyas and Katharina Seidel, translated from German by John Foulks 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 3.

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for reference only:  8x   11x   13x   14x   15x   16x   17x   20x   25x   26x 

Skj: Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, enn hvinverski: 1. Ynglingatal (AI, 7-15, BI, 7-14); stanzas (if different): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12-13 | 13 | 14 | 15-16 | 16 | 17-18 | 18 | 19-20 | 20 | 21-22 | 22 | 23-24 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27-28 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33-34 | 34 | 35-36 | 36 | 37 | 38(?)

SkP info: I, 34

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15 — Þjóð Yt 15I

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 Kx fell Ottaʀ | undir ara greipar | duganligr | fyr dana vápnom. | þaɴ hergamr | hrægum fø̨ti | vitz boriɴ | a vendle sparn. | þꜹ fra ec verc | vǫtz oc fasta | sø̨nscri þioð | at sǫgom ver(þ)a | at eylandz | jarla fro(þ)a | vigframað | um vegiɴ hꜹfðo.   [KS]  edit 
 F Fell Ottar vndir ára | greipar. dvgandligr fyr dana vapnom∙ þaɴ hergamr hrø̨gvm fø̨ | tí víti boríɴ a vendli spáro∙ þꜹ fra ek verk vatz ok fasta sø̨s | nskri þioð at sꜹgom verþa. At eylandz jarlar froþa vig frꜹ΄moð | of vegít hofðo∙   [KS]  edit 
 J1x Fell Ottar undir ara greipar dugandligr fyri dana uapn | um þann hergamr hrægum færi uitz boriɴ a uændli | sparnn þꜹ fra ek verkuautz ok fasta sonskri þiod at sau | gum uerþa at eylandz .jj. froda uigfraumud of vægin hꜹf |dv   [KS]  edit 
 J2x fell Ottaʀ undir | ara greipar | dugandligr | fyri dana vapnom | þann hergamr | hrægum færi | vitz borinn | a vandli sparn | þꜹ fra ec verc | vꜹtz oc fasta | Sǫnskri þioð | at sꜹgum verða | at Eylandz | jar(lar) froða | vig frꜹmut | of vegit hofþu |   [KS]  edit 
 R685x Feill Ottur undir ara greipar. dugandligr firi dana uapnum þann | her.gamr hrægu(m) færi uitz borin a uændli sparnn þau fra ek verk. | uautz oc fasta sønskri þiod at saugum uerþa at eylandz JJ. Froda | uig fraumuð of uægin haufdu.   [KS]  edit 

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