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Útsteinn Gunnlaðarson (Útsteinn)

volume 8; ed. Hubert Seelow;

VIII. Útsteinskviða (Útkv) - 9

Útsteinskviða — Útsteinn ÚtkvVIII (Hálf)

Hubert Seelow (forthcoming), ‘ Útsteinn Gunnlaðarson, Útsteinskviða’ 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=3293> (accessed 27 October 2021)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9 

SkP info: VIII, 339

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4 — Útsteinn Útkv 4VIII (Hálf 44)

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Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 44 (Útsteinn Gunnlaðarson, Útsteinskviða 4)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 339.

Þótti ekki Hrókum
Hálfdani
raun at berjaz
við ragmenni,
þá er vér fjórir
falla létum
átta jarla
fyrir Ann*snesi.

 

It did not seem a trial to either the Hrókar or Hálfdan to fight against cowardly wretches, when we four slew eight jarls off Annsnes.

notes: This stanza follows a format frequently found in the mannjafnaðr; the speaker refers to his own or his companions’ bravery, implying that it is much greater than that of their cowardly opponents. Frequently a place, often legendary, is mentioned as the site of the battle.  The information that the four Hálfsrekkar slew eight jarls implies that Úlfr’s eight sons do not stand a chance either.

texts: Hálf 44

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga VIII 7 (AII, 263-4; BII, 285); Skald II, 149; Hálf 1864, 28-9, Hálf 1909, 116, FSGJ 2, 121, Hálf 1981, 128, 188; Edd. Min. 72.

sources

GKS 2845 4° (2845) 37v, 4 - 37v, 6 (Hálf)  transcr.  image  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated