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Note to Mberf Lv 5II

[3] Gerðar gollhrings ‘of the Gerðr <goddess> of the gold ring [WOMAN]’: This woman-kenning also occurs in the refrain of the Gamanvísur ‘Jesting Vísur’ (Hharð Gamv), which Magnús’s grandfather, Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, composed about his future wife, Ellisif (Elizabeth), the daughter of Jaroslav of Novgorod. The verbal echo is hardly coincidental, because Magnús seems to have wanted to emulate his grandfather (cf. his military campaigns in the west).

References

  1. Internal references
  2. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Biography of) Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson’ 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. 35-56.
  3. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, Gamanvísur’ 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. 35-41.
  4. Not published: do not cite ()

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