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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to StarkSt Vík 22VIII (Gautr 30)

[1-2] Óláfr inn skygni ‘Óláfr inn skygni (“the Sharp-sighted”)’: Named in Yng ch. 42 (ÍF 26, 73) as king of Närke. According to Yng his daughter Álof was the mother of Gauthildr, mother of the Ynglingr king Óláfr trételgja ‘Wood-cutter’ (cf. Þjóð Yt 21I).


  1. Bibliography
  2. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  3. Internal references
  4. Not published: do not cite (YngII)
  5. Edith Marold (ed.) 2012, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal 21’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 46.


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