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Vetrliði Sumarliðason (Vetrl)

10th century; volume 3; ed. R. D. Fulk;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

No work by Vetrliði Sumarliðason (Vetrl) survives, aside from this helmingr. He was an Icelander and a fierce opponent of Christianity who was killed in 999 at the instigation of the missionary Þangbrandr for composing scurrilous verses about him (see Njáls saga, ÍF 12, 260-1 and Hkr, ÍF 26, 320). According to Landnámabók (Ldn, ÍF 1, Genealogy XXVIII), he was a great-grandson of the famous settler Ketill hœngr ‘Salmon’, and his father lived in Hválhreppur near Fljótshlíð in Rangárvallasýsla. Vetrliði and his son Ari were killed by Þangbrandr and Guðleifr Arason of Reykjahólar when they were cutting turf (ÍF 1, 348 and n. 4; ÍF 12, 260; ÓT 1958-2000, II, 157). See also Anon (Kristni) 2IV and Note to [All] there.

Lausavísa — Vetrl LvIII

R. D. Fulk 2017, ‘ Vetrliði Sumarliðason, Lausavísa’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 425. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1498> (accessed 28 November 2021)

stanzas:  1 

Skj: Vetrliði Sumarliðason: Lausavísa, eller af et digt om Tor? (AI, 135, BI, 127); stanzas (if different): [v]

SkP info: III, 425

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1 — Vetrl Lv 1III

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Cite as: R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2017, ‘Vetrliði Sumarliðason, Lausavísa 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 425.

Leggi brauzt Leiknar;         lamðir Þrívalda;
steypðir Starkeði;         stétt of Gjalp dauða.

Brauzt leggi Leiknar; lamðir Þrívalda; steypðir Starkeði; stétt of dauða Gjalp.

You broke the bones of Leikn; you thrashed Þrívaldi; you overthrew Starkaðr; you stepped over the dead Gjálp.

texts: Skm 57, SnE 59

editions: Skj Vetrliði Sumarliðason: Lausavísa (AI, 135; BI, 127); Skald I, 71; SnE 1848-87, I, 258-9, II, 310, III, 19, SnE 1848, 54, SnE 1931, 97, SnE 1998, I, 17.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 22r, 16 - 22r, 17 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 22v, 2 - 22v, 3 (SnE)  transcr.  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 47, 26 - 47, 27 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  image  
DG 11 (U) 27v, 28 - 28r, 1 (SnE)  transcr.  image  
AM 761 a 4°x (761ax) 75r, 2 - 75r, 5 (Skáldatal)  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated