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Elfarvísur — ESk ElfvII

Einarr Skúlason

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Einarr Skúlason, Elfarvísur’ 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. 565-7.

 

The two sts belong to a praise poem, ElfarvísurVísur about the Götaälv’ (ESk Elfv), composed in honour of the Norw. district chieftain Grégóríus Dagsson (see ‘Biographies of Other Dignitaries’ in Introduction to this vol. and ESk Ingdr). The poem commemorates the battle of the river Götaälv (1159) in which King Ingi Haraldsson, Erlingr skakki ‘the Tilting’ Kyrpinga-Ormsson and Grégóríus fought against the royal pretender Hákon herðibreiðr ‘Broad-shoulder’, the son of Sigurðr munnr Haraldsson. The names of the poem and the poet are transmitted in Hkr (ÍF 28, 358-9) and in H-Hr (Fms 7, 266-7). Both sts are preserved in HákherðHkr (, F, E, J2ˣ, 42ˣ) and in H-Hr (H, Hr). Stanza 1/5-8 is cited in mss R, , U, A, B, C of SnE (Skm) and in ms. A of The Fifth Grammatical Treatise (GrammSkáld). AM 744 4°ˣ (744ˣ) has also been used selectively (see Introduction to ESk Run) above. In F, the sts are given in the reverse order. is the main ms.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Fms = Sveinbjörn Egilsson et al., eds. 1825-37. Fornmanna sögur eptir gömlum handritum útgefnar að tilhlutun hins norræna fornfræða fèlags. 12 vols. Copenhagen: Popp.
  3. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  4. Internal references
  5. Edith Marold 2017, ‘Snorra Edda (Prologue, Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál)’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].
  6. 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].
  7. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘The Fifth Grammatical Treatises (GrammSkáld)’ 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].
  8. 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].
  9. Not published: do not cite (SkmIII)
  10. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Einarr Skúlason, Ingadrápa’ 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. 561-5.
  11. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Einarr Skúlason, Runhenda’ 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. 551-9.
  12. Not published: do not cite ()
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