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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ESk Run 1II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Einarr Skúlason, Runhenda 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. 551-2.

Einarr SkúlasonRunhenda

fýstisk ‘was eager’

fýsa (verb): desire, encourage


ǫrlyndr ‘liberal-minded’

ǫrlyndr (adj.): liberal-minded


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Eysteinn Haraldsson arrived in Norway from Scotland.

Eysteinn came to Norway in 1142. He and his mother, Bjaðǫk, had been fetched from Scotland by the Norwegians Árni sturla and Þorleifr Brynjólfsson, with Kolbeinn hrúga, the father of Bishop Bjarni Kolbeinsson (BjbpI) of Orkney. Haraldr gilli had previously acknowledged the paternity of Eysteinn, and he was elected king of Norway to rule along with his half-brothers Sigurðr, Ingi and Magnús (see ESk Harsonkv above).


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