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Note to Sigv Austv 8I

[5] son Saxa ‘the son of Saxi’: Unidentified. Hildebrand (1869-71, II, 100, followed by Ternström 1871) maintains that saxi is an epithet for a wolf, and hence ‘Saxi’s son’ is Rǫgnvaldr Úlfsson (so also Tveiten 1966, 92); but cf. Toll (1924, 563 n. 1). Toll himself (1925, 157) proposes that son Saxa is Sigtryggr, a chieftain in Næríki (ÓH 1941, I, 500; ÍF 27, 328), though his father’s name is not known. Ellekilde (1933-4) proposes that whoever Saxi’s son is, it was Sigvatr’s intention to stay the night with him, but he could not because he had lost his way in Eidskogen.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. ÓH 1941 = Johnsen, Oscar Albert and Jón Helgason, eds. 1941. Saga Óláfs konungs hins helga: Den store saga om Olav den hellige efter pergamenthåndskrift i Kungliga biblioteket i Stockholm nr. 2 4to med varianter fra andre håndskrifter. 2 vols. Det norske historiske kildeskriftfond skrifter 53. Oslo: Dybwad.
  3. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  4. Tveiten, Hallvard, trans. 1966. Norrøne skaldekvad. Oslo: Saabye.
  5. Ellekilde, Hans. 1933-4. ‘Om Sigvat skjalds Alfeblotsstrofer og Alfhildsagnet i Hervararsaga’. APS 8, 182-92.
  6. Hildebrand, Hans, trans. 1869-71. Konunga-boken, eller, Sagor om Ynglingarne och Norges konungar intill år 1177. 3 vols. Örebro: A. Bohlin.
  7. Ternström, Alfred. 1871. Om skalden Sighvat Thordsson och tolkning af hans Austrfararvísur, Vestrfararvísur och Knútsdrápa. Lund: Ohlsson.
  8. Toll, Hans. 1924. ‘Sighvat skalds resa till Svithjod’. HT(N) 26 (5 ser. 5), 546-65.

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