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II. 2. Nóregs konungatal (Nkt) - 85

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2.1: Nóregs konungatal (‘Enumeration of the Kings of Norway’) — Anon NktII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Nóregs konungatal’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 761-806.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XII]: [2]. Nóregs konunga-tal, „er Sæmundr frodi orti“, et digt om Jóan Loptsson, omtr. 1190. (AI, 579-89, BI, 575-90); stanzas (if different): 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11-12 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18-19 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28-29 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43-44 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59, 60/1-4 | 60 | 60/5-8, 61 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66, 67/1-4 | 67 | 67/5-8, 68 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75-76 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83

SkP info: II, 781

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31 — Anon Nkt 31II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 31’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 781.

Þá bar raun,
at ræsir vas
Kristi kærr,
um konung helgan.
Stendr í Krists
kirkju miðri
heilagt skrín
of Haralds arfa.

Þá bar raun um helgan konung, at ræsir vas kærr Kristi. Í miðri Kristskirkju stendr heilagt skrín of {arfa Haralds}.

Then there was true testimony concerning the holy king, that the ruler was dear to Christ. In the middle of Kristkirken a holy shrine stands over {Haraldr’s heir} [= Óláfr].

Mss: Flat(144va)

Editions: Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XII], [2]. Nóregs konunga-tal 35: AI, 583, BI, 581, Skald I, 282; Flat 1860-8, II, 523.

Notes: [All]: Kristkirken (Kristkirkja, Christ’s Church) in Trondheim, which housed the shrine of S. Óláfr, was erected by Óláfr kyrri Haraldsson, Óláfr’s nephew and namesake. The church was originally dedicated to the Holy Trinity (see Theodoricus, MHN 58; ÍF 28, 208). For the fate of Óláfr’s body after it was disinterred, see ÓHHkr (ÍF 27, 403-5). — [1] raun ‘true testimony’: For the earliest accounts of the miracles of S. Óláfr, see Acta Sancti Olavi regis et martyris (MHN 125-44) and Einarr Skúlason’s poem Geisli (ESk GeislVII). See also Þórarinn loftunga’s Glælognskviða (Þloft GlækvI). — [7] heilagt skrín ‘a holy shrine’: This particular shrine was commissioned by Óláfr’s son, Magnús inn góði. Snorri, who must have seen the shrine when he visited Norway, gives the following description (ÍF 28, 20): Magnús konungr lét gera skrín ok búa gulli ok silfri ok setja steinum. En skrín þat var svá gǫrt bæði at mikilleik ok at ǫðrum vexti sem líkkista, en svalir undir niðri, en yfir uppi vétt vaxit sem ræfr ok þar af upp hǫfuð ok burst. Eru á véttinu lamar á bak, en hespur fyrir ok þar læst með lukli ‘King Magnús had a shrine made and had it adorned with gold and silver and encrusted with precious stones. And that shrine was made like a coffin, both in terms of size and shape. There were porticos on the lower part and on top there was a lid in the shape of a roof and dragon-heads rising up from it and a ridge. On the lid there are hinges in the back and hasps in the front and there it is locked with a key’. The shrine, which contained the coffin of S. Óláfr, was destroyed during the Reformation. See also Sigv ErfÓl 24I.

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