Ármóðr — ÁrmIIskalds
Vol. 2, 620-3 — — ed. Judith Jesch
Judith Jesch 2009, ‘(Biography of) Ármóðr’ 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. 620-3.
Ármóðr (Árm) is only known from Orkn
. He is said to have been one of two Icelanders (the other is Oddi inn litli (Oddi)) who came to the court of Jarl Rǫgnvaldr Kali Kolsson (Rv) in Orkney one autumn; he is described as a skáld
, 200-1) on his arrival, and as one of the skáld jarls
‘skalds of the jarl’ who accompany Rǫgnvaldr on his journey to the Holy Land (ÍF 34
, 204). Although the main saga ms. (Flat) says that Ármóðr was hjaltlenzkr
‘from Shetland’, all eds have preferred the reading of the two other mss, which say that he was an Icelander (Orkn 1913-16
and n. 1).
- ÍF 34 = Orkneyinga saga. Ed. Finnbogi Guðmundsson. 1965.
- Orkn 1913-16 = Sigurður Nordal, ed. 1913-16. Orkneyinga saga. SUGNL 40. Copenhagen: Møller.
- Internal references
- Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Orkneyinga saga (Orkn)’ 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 [check printed volume for citation].
Skj AI, 530-1; BI, 511-12
main editor: Judith Jesch