Hildr Hrólfsdóttir nefju (Hildr)
9th century; volume 1; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;
Lausavísa (Lv) - 1
According to Hkr (ÍF 26, 123) and ÓH (1941, I, 51-2), Hildr (Hildr) was the daughter of the Norwegian Hrólfr nefja ‘Nose’ and the wife of Rǫgnvaldr jarl Eysteinsson of Mœrr (Møre). Orkn (ÍF 34, 7) gives her name as Ragnhildr Hrólfsdóttir nefju. She was the mother of Gǫngu-Hrólfr ‘Walking Hrólfr’, the alleged founder of the duchy of Normandy (see ÍF 26, 124-5 n. 1). The following lausavísa is the only poetry attributed to Hildr, who lived around 900.
Kari Ellen Gade 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Hildr Hrólfsdóttir nefju, Lausavísa’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 139.
Skj: Hildr Hrólfsdóttir nefju: Lausavísa (AI, 31, BI, 27); stanzas (if different): [v]
in texts: Flat, HHárf, Hkr, ÓH
SkP info: I, 139
This stanza (Hildr Lv) is transmitted in Hkr (Hhárf) and in ÓH (see mss below); Kˣ is the main ms. It is also partially recorded in 158 8°ˣ, an eighteenth-century ms. which contains materials from a grammatical treatise related to TGT (see SnE 1848-87, III, ci, and Introduction to Ill LvIII).