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Lausavísa — HalldR LvI

Halldórr Rannveigarson

Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Halldórr Rannveigarson, Lausavísa’ 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. 798.

 

In this eight-line fornyrðislag stanza (HalldR Lv), the skald calls on a woman for a drink, adding that Óláfr Haraldsson (r. 1015-30) saddled a he-goat for his stepfather to ride. The stanza is embedded in a tale of a hunting jaunt involving King Óláfr and Halldórr (see Context below), and is dated c. 1006 in Skj. It is found in three interpolated texts of ÓH, at differing points: 61 (here the main ms.), Flat and the partly lost Bæjarbók á Rauðasandi (Bæb), here represented by the transcripts 73aˣ, 71ˣ and 76aˣ. The three transcripts are sufficiently independent for them all to be used below.

References

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  2. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘The Separate Saga of S. Óláfr / Óláfs saga helga in sérstaka (ÓH)’ 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. clxxvi-clxxix.
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