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Haraldsdrápa I — ESk Hardr III

Einarr Skúlason

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Einarr Skúlason, Haraldsdrápa I’ 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. 542-4.

 

These two sts, Haraldsdrápa IDrápa about Haraldr’ (ESk Hardr I), commemorate two otherwise unknown battles which Haraldr gilli(-kristr) ‘Servant (of Christ)’ fought in Denmark (see also Hardr II, 4-5). The sts are recorded in full only in Mork (Mork), and Mork is the main ms. The first helmingar of both sts are also cited in MbHgHkr (, F, E, J2ˣ, 42ˣ) and in H-Hr (H, Hr) as well as in Fsk (FskBˣ, FskAˣ). Because FskBˣ is defective, 51ˣ (AM 51 folˣ) has been consulted selectively. H-Hr gives 1/1-4 and 2/1-4 as one st. The sts are attributed to Einarr in all versions, but the name of the poem is not transmitted in any medieval source. The Mork redaction, unlike Hkr, Fsk, and H-Hr, contains no direct forms of address to Haraldr in the poetic text. See Notes to the individual sts below.

References

  1. Internal references
  2. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Heimskringla (Hkr)’ 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].
  3. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘Fagrskinna (Fsk)’ 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, pp. clix-clxi.
  4. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Hulda and Hrokkinskinna (H-Hr)’ 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].
  5. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Morkinskinna (Mork)’ 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].
  6. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Einarr Skúlason, Haraldsdrápa II’ 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. 544-8.
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