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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ESk Hardr II 3II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Einarr Skúlason, Haraldsdrápa II 3’ 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. 546-7.

Einarr SkúlasonHaraldsdrápa II

text and translation

Alls varð Ellu
ungr geitunga
lofaðr lífgjafi
lands ráðandi.

{Ungr, lofaðr lífgjafi {geitunga Ellu}} varð ráðandi alls lands.
‘The young, lauded life-giver of Ælle’s <Northumbrian king’s> birds [EAGLES > WARRIOR] became the ruler of the entire country.

notes and context

The helmingr documents Haraldr becoming the sole ruler of Norway (1135).


Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Einarr Skúlason, 3. Haraldsdrápa II 5: AI, 458, BI, 426, Skald I, 210; Mork 1867, 200, Mork 1928-32, 402, Andersson and Gade 2000, 364-5, 490 (MbHg).


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