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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Grani skáld (Grani)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Poem about Haraldr harðráði (Har) - 2

Skj info: Grani skáld, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 387, BI, 357).

Skj poems:
Digt om Harald hårdråde

Grani (Grani) is unknown, and it is uncertain whether he was from Iceland or from Norway. Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 275) lists him among the poets of Haraldr Sigurðarson (‘Grani skáld’).

Poem about Haraldr harðráði — Grani HarII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘ Grani skáld, Poem about Haraldr harðráði’ 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. 296-9. <> (accessed 6 December 2021)

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Skj: Grani skáld: Digt om Harald hårdråde (AI, 387, BI, 357); stanzas (if different): 3

SkP info: II, 296-7

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1 — Grani Har 1II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Grani skáld, Poem about Haraldr harðráði 1’ 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. 296-7.

Lét aldrigi úti
ósvífr Kraka drífu
Hlǫkk í harða þjokkum
Hornskógi brô þorna.
Fila dróttinn rak flótta
fjanda grams til strandar;
auð varð út at reiða
allskjótt faðir Dóttu.

Ósvífr lét aldrigi brô {Hlǫkk {drífu Kraka}} þorna úti í harða þjokkum Hornskógi. {Dróttinn Fila} rak flótta grams fjanda til strandar; {faðir Dóttu} varð at reiða út auð allskjótt.

The reckless one never let the eyelashes {of the Hlǫkk <valkyrie> {of Kraki’s <legendary king’s> snow-drift}} [GOLD > WOMAN] get dry out in the very dense forest at Hornslet. {The lord of the Filir} [NORWEGIAN KING = Haraldr] chased the fleeing troop of the enemies’ chieftain down to the shore; {Dótta’s father} [= Þorkell geysa] had to pay out riches very quickly.

texts: Flat 1042, Fsk 205, H-Hr 130, HSig 29 (III 104), MH 73, Mork 33, Hkr 483 (III 104)

editions: Skj Grani skáld: Digt om Harald hårdråde 1 (AI, 387; BI, 357); Skald I, 179, NN §806; Mork 1867, 53, Mork 1928-32, 158, Andersson and Gade 2000, 196, 475-6 (MH); Flat 1860-8, III, 336-7 (MH); ÍF 29, 252-3 (ch. 55); ÍF 28, 111 (HSig ch. 32), F 1871, 212, E 1916, 55; Fms 6, 254 (HSig ch. 49).


GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 9r, 6 - 9r, 6 (Mork)  image  image  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 197va - 197va (Flat)  image  image  
AM 303 4°x (FskAx) 263, 2 - 263, 9 (Fsk)  image  
AM 63 folx (Kx) 541v, 18 - 541v, 25 (Hkr)  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 23va, 10 - 23va, 10 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 45vb, 2 - 45vb, 4 (Hkr)  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 15v, 31 - 15v, 32 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 270r, 3 - 270r, 10 (Hkr)  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 44v, 9 - 44v, 9 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 32ra, 8 - 32ra, 8 (H-Hr)  image  
AM 301 4°x (301x) 97r, 11 - 97r, 15 (Fsk)  
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