Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 73 (Hrókr inn svarti, Hrókskviða 23)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 361.
notes: According to the prose text (Hálf 1981, ch. 10, 190), King Sveinn inn sigrsæli ‘the Victorious’ asked King Haki for the hand of his daughter Brynhildr, but Haki refused him. Sveinn then swore an oath that he would kill both the man who married Brynhildr and her father as well. Heðinn, a jarl of King Haki, then put himself forward as a suitor, together with his son Vifill. Haki promised Brynhildr to Vifill on condition that he defended the country against Sveinn.
texts: ‹Hálf 73›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga IX 23 (AII, 268; BII, 291); Skald II, 153; Hálf 1864, 38, Hálf 1909, 129, FSGJ 2, 130-1, Hálf 1981, 196; Edd. Min. 48.