Sigurðr slembidjákn Magnússon (Slembir)
12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;
Lausavísa (Lv) - 1
See ‘Royal Biographies’ in Introduction to this volume.
Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Sigurðr slembidjákn Magnússon, Lausavísa’ 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. 499-500.
Skj: Sigurðr slembidjákn: Lausavísa, 1138-39 (AI, 495, BI, 467); stanzas (if different): [v]
in texts: H-Hr, Hkr, HSona, Mork
SkP info: II, 499-500
This st. (Slembir Lv) is the only poetry attributed to Sigurðr. The metre is a mixture of fornyrðislag (ll. 1-3, 5-6) and tøglag ‘journey metre’ (ll. 4, 7-8; see SnSt Ht 69III, SnE 1999, 29-30) with an intricate pattern of internal rhymes linking the ll. together. The st. is recorded in Mork (Mork), in mss Kˣ, F, E, J2ˣ and 42ˣ of HsonaHkr and in H, Hr (H-Hr). The prose and poetry of F follow Mork rather than Hkr here, hence F has not been included in the Hkr stemma in the present edn. Kˣ is the main ms.