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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, 307-8

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9 — Valg Har 9II

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Dvalði daprt of skilða,
drifu þeirs eptir lifðu,
ferð, en fengin urðu
fǫgr sprund, Danir undan;
láss helt líki drósar,
leið fyr yðr til skeiða
(bitu fíkula fjǫtrar)
fljóð mart (hǫrund) bjartra.

texts: Fsk, H-Hr 109, HSig 20 (III 95), Mork 17, Hkr 474 (III 95)

editions: Skj Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde 9 (AI, 392; BI, 362); Skald I, 181, NN §§876, 2989E; ÍF 28, 94 (HSig ch. 19), F 1871, 203, E 1916, 45; ÍF 29, 241 (ch. 52); Mork 1867, 18, Mork 1928-32, 90, Andersson and Gade 2000, 152, 474 (MH); Fms 6, 176 (HSig ch. 17).

sources

AM 63 folx (Kx) 532v, 24 - 533r, 1 (Hkr)  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 21rb, 22 - 21rb, 22 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 44ra, 15 - 44ra, 18 (Hkr)  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 13r, 24 - 13r, 25 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 264v, 3 - 264v, 10 (Hkr)  image  
OsloUB 371 folx (FskBx) 65v - 65v (Fsk)  image  
GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 3v, 16 - 3v, 16 (Mork)  image  image  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 29r, 18 - 29r, 18 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 21rb, 33 - 21rb, 33 (H-Hr)  image  
AM 51 folx (51x) 59r, 27 - 59r, 34 (Fsk)  image  
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