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Innsteinn Gunnlaðarson (Innsteinn)

volume 8; ed. Hubert Seelow;

VIII. Innsteinskviða (Innkv) - 17

Innsteinskviða — Innsteinn InnkvVIII (Hálf)

Hubert Seelow (forthcoming), ‘ Innsteinn Gunnlaðarson, Innsteinskviða’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3291> (accessed 25 September 2021)

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SkP info: VIII, 332

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15 — Innsteinn Innkv 15VIII (Hálf 35)

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Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 35 (Innsteinn Gunnlaðarson, Innsteinskviða 15)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 332.

Hrókr er fallinn
með hertoga,
frækn at fótum
fólks oddvita.
Eigum Óðni
ilt at gjalda,
er hann slíkan konung
sigri rænti.

 

Hrókr has fallen with the army-commander, valiant at the feet {of the leader of the army}. [KING = Hálfr] We have to repay Óðinn for evil, as he deprived such a king of victory.

context: This stanza is preceded by a prose paragraph, describing how those of the Hálfsrekkar, who had stayed behind, come up from the ships. Many of them are killed. The battle continues until dark, before Innsteinn is slain. The stanza is introduced by the words: Innsteinn kvað ‘Innsteinn said’.

texts: Hálf 35

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga VII 7 (AII, 262; BII, 283); Skald II, 148; Hálf 1864, 25, Hálf 1909, 110, FSGJ 2, 117, Hálf 1981, 126, 185; Edd. Min. 37.

sources

GKS 2845 4° (2845) 36v, 23 - 36v, 25 (Hálf)  transcr.  image  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated