skaldic

Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Menu Search

Hallr Þórarinsson breiðmaga — HbreiðmII

skalds

Vol. 2, 610-11 —  — ed. Judith Jesch

Poetry

Biography

Judith Jesch 2009, ‘(Biography of) Hallr Þórarinsson breiðmaga’ 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. 610-11.

Hallr (Hbreiðm), son of a certain Þórarinn breiðmagi ‘Broad-belly’, is said in Orkn to have arrived in Orkney on an Icel. ship (ÍF 34, 182). Neither father nor son is mentioned elsewhere, though it has been speculated that they were related to Ari Þorgilsson’s foster-father Hallr Þórarinsson of Haukadalur, or that they belonged to the Síðumenn, one of whom was called breiðmagi, and who were related to the jarls of Orkney (Hl 1941, 5, 143). Soon after this episode, Orkn says that Hallr and Rǫgnvaldr composed Háttalykill (RvHbreiðm HlIII) together (ÍF 34, 185).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. ÍF = Íslenzk fornrit.
  3. ÍF 34 = Orkneyinga saga. Ed. Finnbogi Guðmundsson. 1965.
  4. Hl 1941 = Jón Helgason and Anne Holtsmark, eds. 1941. Háttalykill enn forni. BA 1. Copenhagen: Munksgaard.
  5. Internal references
  6. 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].
  7. Kari Ellen Gade 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1001.

other information

Hallr Þórarinsson breiðmaga (Hbreiðm)

12th century

Skj AI, 528; BI, 508-9

volume 2

main editor: Judith Jesch

Close

Log in

This service is only available to members of the relevant projects, and to purchasers of the skaldic volumes published by Brepols.
This service uses cookies. By logging in you agree to the use of cookies on your browser.

Close