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Hjálmþér Ingason (Hjþ)

volume 8; ed. Richard L. Harris;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 16

Lausavísur — Hjþ LvVIII (HjǪ)

Not published: do not cite (Hjþ LvVIII (HjǪ))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16 

SkP info: VIII, 522

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10 — Hjþ Lv 10VIII (HjǪ 30)

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Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 30 (Hjálmþér Ingason, Lausavísur 10)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 522.

Hjálmþér ek heiti,
hirði ek fátt segja
fylki framvísum
á fyrsta kveldi.
Vil ek eigi hvarfla hér
á hallar gólfi;
seg mér til sætis,
sonr em ek grams Inga.


I am called Hjálmþér, I care to say little to the prophetic king on the first evening. I do not want to wander about here on the floor of the hall; direct me to a seat, I am the son of King Ingi.

context: Hjálmþér speaks this stanza in answer to Hundingi’s request for him to identify himself.

notes: Hjálmþér’s response to Hundingi is a rather circumspect and guarded one, unlike the traditional proclamation of a hero’s identity; cf. Fáfn 1-2.

texts: HjǪ 30

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis IV 9 (AII, 338; BII, 359-60); Skald II, 194, NN §126; HjǪ 1720, 49, FSN 3, 492-3, FSGJ 4, 218, HjǪ 1970, 40, 95, 156.


AM 109 a III 8°x (109a IIIx) 273v, 14 - 273v, 16 (HjǪ)  transcr.  image  
Holm papp 6 4°x (papp6x) 53v - 53v (HjǪ)  image  
ÍBR 5 folx (ÍBR5x) 95 - 95 (HjǪ)  image  
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