Vol. 1, 801 — — ed. Diana Whaley
Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Biography of) Þrándr í Gǫtu’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 801.
Þrándr (Þrándr), whose nickname refers to his farmstead Gata, on the Faroese island of Austrey, is the Machiavellian hero of Fœreyinga saga (Fær), who deploys wiles and magic in a series of manoeuvres mostly directed against the paragon Sigmundr Brestison, liegeman of King Óláfr Tryggvason (r. c. 995-c. 1000), and his advocacy of royal power and Christianity in the islands. The unique Kredda is the only verse utterance attributed to him.
Þrándr í Gǫtu (Þrándr)
Skj AI, 211; BI, 202
main editor: Diana Whaley