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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eyv Hál 8I

Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Háleygjatal 8’ 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. 206.

Eyvindr skáldaspillir FinnssonHáleygjatal

text and translation

Ok þar varð,
es vinir fellu
magar Hallgarðs,
manna blóði
við stóran gný
vinar Lóðurs
vágr of blandinn.

Ok þar, es vinir {magar Hallgarðs} fellu, varð vágr Stafaness of blandinn blóði manna við {stóran gný {vinar Lóðurs}}.
‘And there where the friends of the son of Hallgarðr [Grjótgarðr] [= Hákon] fell, the bay of Stavenes was mingled with the blood of men in the great din of the friend of Lóðurr <god> [= Óðinn > BATTLE].

notes and context

See st. 7.



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: Eyvindr Finnsson skáldaspillir, 2. Háleygjatal 10: AI, 69, BI, 61, Skald I, 38; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 115, IV, 32, ÍF 26, 108 (ch. 12), Hkr 1991, I, 66 (HHárf ch. 13), F 1871, 45; Fsk 1902-3, 14-15 (ch. 2), ÍF 29, 66 (ch. 3); Krause 1990, 175-8.


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