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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Harst 1II

Matthew Townend (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Haraldsstikki 1’ 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. 807-8.

Anonymous PoemsHaraldsstikki1

text and translation

Lôgu fallnir         í fen ofan
Valþjófs liðar         vôpnum hǫggnir,
svát gunnhvatir         ganga môttu
Norðmenn yfir         at nôum einum.

Liðar Valþjófs lôgu fallnir ofan í fen hǫggnir vôpnum, svát gunnhvatir Norðmenn môttu ganga yfir at nôum einum.
‘The forces of Waltheof lay fallen down in the marsh, hacked by weapons, so that the battle-bold Norwegians could walk across on corpses alone.

notes and context

The st. is cited in illustration of the battle of Fulford, following citation of Steinn Óldr 1.



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte om historiske personer og begivenheder [XI], [5]. Haraldsstikki: AI, 424, BI, 394, Skald I, 195; ÍF 28, 181 (HSig ch. 85), F 1871, 245, E 1916, 93; Fms 6, 408 (HSig ch. 115).


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