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Valgarðr á Velli (Valg)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Poem about Haraldr harðráði (Har) - 11

Nothing is known about Valgarðr (Valg), but his nickname (á Velli ‘at Völlur’) indicates that he could have belonged to the family of Mǫrðr Valgarðsson from Völlur (Rangársýsla) in southern Iceland (see Brennu-Njáls saga, ÍF 12, passim; SnE 1848-87, III, 605-6; LH 1894-1901, I, 637-8). Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 275) lists him among Haraldr Sigurðarson’s court poets.

Poem about Haraldr harðráði — Valg HarII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Valgarðr á Velli, Poem about Haraldr harðráði’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 300-10.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11 

Skj: Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde (AI, 390-3, BI, 360-3)

SkP info: II, 300-1

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1 — Valg Har 1II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Valgarðr á Velli, Poem about Haraldr harðráði 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 300-1.

Skilfingr, helzt, þars skulfu
skeiðr, fyr lǫnd in breiðu
— auð varð suðr of síðir
Sikiley — liði miklu.

Skilfingr, helzt miklu liði fyr in breiðu lǫnd, þars skeiðr skulfu; suðr varð Sikiley of síðir auð.

Lord, you led a large host past the wide lands where warships shook; in the south Sicily was finally laid waste.

texts: Skm 415, SnE 417

editions: Skj Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde 1 (AI, 390; BI, 360); Skald I, 180, NN §§806, 2783; SnE 1848-87, I, 528-9, II, 345, 463, 542, 609, SnE 1931, 185, SnE 1998, I, 105.

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GKS 2367 4° (R) 40r, 22 - 40r, 24 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 42r, 2 - 42r, 2 (SnE)  image  
DG 11 (U) 37v, 27 - 37v, 28 (SnE)  image  
AM 748 I b 4° (A) 15v, 8 - 15v, 9 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 757 a 4° (B) 6v, 33 - 6v, 34 (SnE)  image  image  image  image  
AM 744 4°x (744x) 43v - 43v (SnE)  image  
AM 748 II 4° (C) 9v, 7 - 9v, 8 (SnE)  image  image  
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