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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Úlfr Uggason (ÚlfrU)

10th century; volume 3; ed. Edith Marold;

V. Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Ulfr Uggason, Islandsk digter, o. 1000. (AI, 136-9, BI, 128-30).

Skj poems:
1. Húsdrápa
2. Lausavísa

The skald Úlfr Uggason (ÚlfrU) lived around the year 1000 in Western Iceland. Little is known about his life. According to Ldn (S 76, H 64, ÍF 1, 111) he was married to Járngerðr, the daughter of Þórarinn Grímkelsson. Njáls saga (ch. 60, ÍF 12, 152) mentions his losing a lawsuit against Ásgrímr Elliða-Grímsson. The episode told in Njáls saga (ch. 102, ÍF 12, 261-4) about Úlfr refusing a request by Þorvaldr veili ‘the Miserable’ to use force against the missionary Þangbrandr, portrays him as a cautious man. That request and Úlfr’s dismissal of it are recounted there in two lausavísur (Þveil LvV, ÚlfrU LvV; see also Kristni saga ch. 9, ÍF 15, 2, 20-1). According to Laxdœla saga (ch. 29, ÍF 5, 79-80), he must have been on good terms with Óláfr pái ‘Peacock’ and his family, for whom he composed Húsdrápa ‘House-drápa’ (c. 980), a poem celebrating the myths depicted in images within their hall at Hjarðarholt.

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Lausavísa — ÚlfrU LvV (Nj)

R. D. Fulk (forthcoming), ‘ Úlfr Uggason, Lausavísa’ in Tarrin Wills, Kari Ellen Gade and Margaret Clunies Ross (eds), Poetry in Sagas of Icelanders. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 5. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <> (accessed 5 August 2021)


Skj: Ulfr Uggason: 2. Lausavísa, 999 (AI, 138-9, BI, 130); stanzas (if different): [v]

This edition is currently in preparation and will be published in a forthcoming volume of the series. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant). Do not refer to this site when using the text below.

1 — ÚlfrU Lv 1V (Nj 38)

Cite as: Not published: do not cite (ÚlfrU Lv 1V (Nj 38))

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Tekkak, sunds, þótt sendi
sannreynir boð, tanna
hvarfs við hleypiskarfi,
Hárbarðs véa fjarðar;
esat ráfáka rœkir,
(rǫng eru môl á gangi),
sék við miklu meini,
mínligt, flugu at gína.

texts: Flat 301, Kristni 5, Nj 38 (8) (ch. 102), ÓT 132

editions: Skj Ulfr Uggason: 2. Lausavísa (AI, 138; BI, 130); Skald I, 72, NN §§1892, 2513, 2705Nj 1875-89, I, 535-6, II, 497-503, ÍF 12, 263 (ch. 102), ÍS I, 248; Jón Þorkelsson 1870, 21-2; ÓT 1958-2000, II, 158 (ch. 216), ÍF 15, II, 136, Flat 1860-8, I, 424-5; Biskupa sögur 1858-78, I, 13, Hb 1892-6, 135 (ch. 9), Kristni 1905, 23-4, ÍF 15, II, 21.


AM 132 fol (M) 37va, 5 - 37va, 8 (Nj)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 466 4° (466) 36v, 19 - 36v, 21 (Nj)  transcr.  image  image  
GKS 1003 fol (1003) 91ra, 2 - 91ra, 5 (Nj)  transcr.  
AM 468 4° (468) 53r, 15 - 53r, 18 (Nj)  transcr.  image  
AM 162 B ε fol (162B ε) 7ra, 5 - 7ra, 11 (Nj)  transcr.  image  
AM 162 B ι fol (162B ι) 1ra, 15 - 1ra, 19 (Nj)  transcr.  image  image  
GKS 2868 4° (2868) 42r, 17 - 42r, 19 (Nj)  transcr.  
AM 470 4°x (470x) 90r, 18 - 90r, 21 (Nj)  transcr.  image  
AM 469 4°x (469x) 81v, 10 - 81v, 13 (Nj)  transcr.  image  
AM 136 folx (136x) 54r, 3 - 54r, 6 (Nj)  transcr.  image  
AM 137 folx (137x) 100v, 12 - 100v, 15 (Nj)  transcr.  
GKS 2870 4° (2870) 68r, 27 - 68r, 30 (Nj)  transcr.  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 83rb, 6 - 83rb, 6 (ÓT)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 53 fol (53) 54va, 36 - 54va, 36 (ÓT)  transcr.  image  
AM 54 fol (54) 47va, 13 - 47va, 13 (ÓT)  transcr.  image  
AM 62 fol (62) 47va, 15 - 47va, 15 (ÓT)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 61 fol (61) 56rb, 26 - 56rb, 29 (ÓT)  transcr.  image  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 56rb, 43 - 56rb, 43 (ÓTFlat)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 105 folx (105x) 88v, 13 - 88v, 13 (Kristni)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 535r, 12 - 535r, 19  transcr.  image  
AM 555 c 4°x (555cx) 44r, 5 - 44r, 7 (Nj)  
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