Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 41 (Hjálmþér Ingason, Lausavísur 14)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 532.
In the autumn, following a sea
battle in which King Hundingi and his forces are defeated, Hjálmþér, Ǫlvir and
Hǫrðr venture to a marvellous land where Hǫrðr seems to die in his sleep. Hjálmþér
becomes enraged with Ǫlvir momentarily. He then voices his determination to
carry their faithful companion home for burial.
context: Hjálmþér speaks this stanza after his shock
discovery that Hǫrðr is dead.
notes: Hjálmþérsrímur express the substance of this stanza in three much more prolix stanzas (IX, 36-8, Finnur Jónsson 1905-22, II, 61).
texts: ‹HjǪ 41›,
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis V (AII, 340; BII, 362); Skald II, 196, NN §183; HjǪ 1720, 70, FSN 3, 510, FSGJ 4, 235, HjǪ 1970, 57, 107-8, 174-5.