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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Valgarðr á Velli (Valg)

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

Poem about Haraldr harðráði (Har) - 11

Skj info: Valgarðr á Velli, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 390-3, BI, 360-3).

Skj poems:
Et digt om Harald hårdråde

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, ‘ 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. <> (accessed 6 December 2021)

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

SkP info: II, 305-6

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6 — Valg Har 6II

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Eik slǫng und þér, yngvi
ógnblíðr, í haf síðan
(rétt vas yðr of ætlat
óðal) frá Svíþjóðu;
hýnd bar rif, þars renduð
rétt á stag fyr slétta,
skeið, en skelkðuð brúðir,
Skáney, Dǫnum nánar.

texts: Flat 1024, Fsk 194, H-Hr 106, HSig 17 (III 92), MH 55, Mork 14, Hkr 471 (III 92)

editions: Skj Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde 6 (AI, 391-2; BI, 361); Skald I, 181; ÍF 28, 92-3 (HSig ch. 19), F 1871, 203, E 1916, 45; ÍF 29, 239 (ch. 51); Mork 1867, 17, Mork 1928-32, 88, Andersson and Gade 2000, 150-1, 473 (MH); Flat 1860-8, III, 306 (MH); Fms 6, 174 (HSig ch. 17).


AM 63 folx (Kx) 532r, 26 - 532v, 3 (Hkr)  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 21rb, 9 - 21rb, 9 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 44ra, 5 - 44ra, 7 (Hkr)  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 13r, 17 - 13r, 19 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 264r, 11 - 264r, 18 (Hkr)  image  
OsloUB 371 folx (FskBx) 64v - 64v (Fsk)  image  
AM 303 4°x (FskAx) 244, 9 - 244, 16 (Fsk)  image  
GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 3r, 57 - 3r, 57 (Mork)  image  image  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 194rb - 194rb (Flat)  image  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 29r, 7 - 29r, 7 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 21rb, 14 - 21rb, 14 (H-Hr)  image  
AM 51 folx (51x) 58v, 13 - 58v, 20 (Fsk)  image  
AM 301 4°x (301x) 90r, 1 - 90r, 4 (Fsk)  
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