Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 69 (Hrókr inn svarti, Hrókskviða 19)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 358.
this stanza Hrókr begins to express his feelings of grief for the loss of his
brother and his king, and his desire to take vengeance for their deaths. — [1-2]: Similar phrasing in MBerf Lv 3/5, 8II is attributed to a
man’s desire for a woman.
texts: ‹Hálf 69›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga IX 19 (AII, 267; BII, 290); Skald II, 152; Hálf 1864, 37, Hálf 1909, 128, FSGJ 2, 129, Hálf 1981, 195; Edd. Min. 47.