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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, 309-10

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11 — Valg Har 11II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Valgarðr á Velli, Poem about Haraldr harðráði 11’ 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. 309-10.

Lauðr vas lagt í beðja;
lék sollit haf golli,
enn herskipum hrannir
hǫfuð ógurlig þógu.
Ræðr, en ræsir œðri
rístr aldri sæ kaldan,
— sveit tér sínum dróttni
snjǫll — Nóregi ǫllum.

Lauðr vas lagt í beðja; sollit haf lék golli, enn hrannir þógu ógurlig hǫfuð herskipum. Ræðr ǫllum Nóregi, en œðri ræsir rístr aldri kaldan sæ; snjǫll sveit tér dróttni sínum.

Foam was folded into layers; the swollen sea played with gold, and waves washed the terrifying heads of the warships. You rule all Norway, and a nobler regent will never carve the cold sea; the valiant company support their lord.

texts: Flat 1025, Fsk 198 [5-8], H-Hr 112, MH 56, Mork 19, Skm 362 [1-4], SnE 364 [1-4]

editions: Skj Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde 11 (AI, 393; BI, 362-3); Skald I, 181, NN §877; Mork 1867, 19, Mork 1928-32, 92, Andersson and Gade 2000, 153, 474 (MH); Flat 1860-8, III, 308 (MH); Fms 6, 180 (HSig ch. 19); ÍF 29, 242 (ch. 52); SnE 1848-87, I, 500-1, II, 451, 535, 600, SnE 1931, 176, SnE 1998, I, 95.

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GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 3v, 31 - 3v, 32 (Mork)  image  image  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 194va - 194va (Flat)  image  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 30r - 30r (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 22ra - 22ra (H-Hr)  image  
OsloUB 371 folx (FskBx) 65v - 66r (Fsk)  image  
AM 303 4°x (FskAx) 247, 7 - 247, 10 (Fsk)  image  
GKS 2367 4° (R) 38v, 6 - 38v, 7 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 40r, 16 - 40r, 16 (SnE)  image  
AM 748 I b 4° (A) 13v, 3 - 13v, 4 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 757 a 4° (B) 6r, 7 - 6r, 8 (SnE)  image  image  image  image  
AM 744 4°x (744x) 36r - 36r (SnE)  image  
AM 748 II 4° (C) 7v, 20 - 7v, 21 (SnE)  image  image  
AM 51 folx (51x) 59v, 10 - 59v, 13 [5-8] (Fsk)  image  
AM 301 4°x (301x) 91r, 1 - 91r, 3 [5-8] (Fsk)  
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