Þórarinn Skeggjason (ÞSkegg)
11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;
Haraldsdrápa (Hardr) - 1
Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 275) lists Þórarinn Skeggjason (ÞSkegg) among the poets of Haraldr harðráði, but he is otherwise entirely unknown. His patronymic suggests that he may have been a brother of the Icel. poet and lawspeaker Markús Skeggjason (Mark; d. 1107), who, according to Ari fróði ‘the Learned’ Þorgilsson, had a brother named Þórarinn (see ÍF 1, 22; SnE 1848-87, III, 604-5; LH 1894-1901, I, 637). The helmingr below is the only poetry attributed to Þórarinn.
Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Þórarinn Skeggjason, Haraldsdrápa’ 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. 294-5.
Skj: Þórarinn Skeggjason: En drape om Harald hårdråde, o. 1050-60 (AI, 400, BI, 368); stanzas (if different): [v]
in texts: Fsk, H-Hr, Hkr, HSig, Mork
SkP info: II, 294-5
The half-st., which, according to Hkr, was part of a drápa about Haraldr harðráði (ÞSkegg Hardr), is preserved in Hkr (Kˣ, 39, F, E, J2ˣ), Fsk (FskBˣ, FskAˣ), Mork (Mork) and H-Hr (H, Hr). The full name of the poet is given in the Hkr mss and in H-Hr (Fsk and Mork have ‘Þórarinn’). Kˣ is the main ms.