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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hharð Lv 5II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, Lausavísur 5’ 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, p. 47.

Haraldr harðráði SigurðarsonLausavísur

Logit ‘lied’

ljúga (verb): lie


Baldr ‘Baldr’

Baldr (noun m.): [Baldr, Baldur]


[1] Baldr: One of the Æsir in ON mythology (a son of Óðinn). The name functions as the base-word in two kennings for ‘warrior’ (see ÞjóðA Lv 3 below), which is highly unusual within the same st.


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King Sveinn Úlfsson of Denmark fails to show up for a stipulated meeting in the river Götaälv (in present-day Sweden, then a part of Denmark) between himself and Haraldr.

For this event, see also Þfagr Sveinn 2-5.


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