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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þorgeirr flekkr — ÞflekkII


Vol. 2, 9-10 —  — ed. Kari Ellen Gade



Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Biography of) Þorgeirr flekkr’ 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. 9-10.

Þorgeirr flekkr ‘Spot’ (Þflekk) from the farm Sulstuen (Súla) in Verdalen, Norway, was a farmer whom King Óláfr Haraldsson (S. Óláfr) visited on 28 July 1030, the day before the battle of Stiklestad (ÍF 27, 352-3; ÓH 1941, I, 533-4). Þorgeirr told the king about the troops of farmers who had gathered against him, and he and his two sons joined Óláfr’s army.


  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.

other information

Þorgeirr flekkr (Þflekk)

11th century

Skj AI, 331; BI, 305

volume 2

main editor: Kari Ellen Gade


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