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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hharð Lv 5II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, Lausavísur 5’ 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, p. 47.

Haraldr harðráði SigurðarsonLausavísur


This l. (Hharð Lv 5) is part of a st. begun by Haraldr and completed by Þjóðólfr Arnórsson. For the remainder of the st., see ÞjóðA Lv 3.

text and translation

Logit hefr Baldr at Baldri.

Baldr hefr logit at Baldri.
‘Baldr has lied to Baldr.

notes and context

King Sveinn Úlfsson of Denmark fails to show up for a stipulated meeting in the river Götaälv (in present-day Sweden, then a part of Denmark) between himself and Haraldr.

For this event, see also Þfagr Sveinn 2-5.


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: Haraldr Sigurðarson harðráði, Lausavísur 10: AI, 358, BI, 330, Skald I, 166; Mork 1867, 55, Mork 1928-32, 162, Andersson and Gade 2000, 199, 476 (MH); Flat 1860-8, III, 338 (MH); Fms 6, 257 (HSig ch. 51); ÍF 29, 256 (ch. 55).


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