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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Stúfr Stúfdr 6II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Stúfr inn blindi Þórðarson kattar, Stúfsdrápa 6’ 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. 355-6.

Stúfr inn blindi Þórðarson kattarStúfsdrápa

text and translation

Flýðu þeir á Þjóðu
þengils fund af stundu;
stórt réð hugprútt hjarta.
Haralds ǫnd ofarr lǫndum.

Þeir á Þjóðu flýðu fund þengils af stundu; hugprútt hjarta réð stórt. …Haralds ǫnd ofarr lǫndum….
‘Those at Thy fled the encounter with the prince at once; the proud heart prevailed completely. …Haraldr’s spirit above the lands….

notes and context

After Sveinn Úlfsson failed to appear at a stipulated meeting in the Götaälv, Haraldr retaliated by harrying Jylland and wasting Thy with fire.

For these events, see also Þfagr Sveinn and ÞjóðA Har 1-7. — [4]: For this part of the klofastef, see Note to st. 2/8 above.



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: Stúfr enn blindi Þórðarson kattar, Stúfsdrápa, Stúfa 6: AI, 405, BI, 374, Skald I, 186; Mork 1867, 55, Mork 1928-32, 163, Andersson and Gade 2000, 199, 476 (MH); Flat 1860-8, III, 339 (MH); Fms 6, 258 (HSig ch. 51); ÍF 29, 256-7 (ch. 55); ÍF 28, 114 (HSig ch. 34), F 1871, 213, E 1916, 56.


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