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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hharð Lv 7II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, Lausavísur 7’ 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. 48-9.

Haraldr harðráði SigurðarsonLausavísur

text and translation

Rjóðandi mun ráða
randabliks ór landi
oss, nema Einarr kyssi
øxar munn inn þunna.

{Rjóðandi {randabliks}} mun ráða oss ór landi, nema Einarr kyssi inn þunna munn øxar.
‘The reddener of the rim-flash [SWORD > WARRIOR = Einarr] will expel us [me] from the land, unless Einarr kisses the thin mouth of the axe.

notes and context

As Lv 6 above.

Einarr and his son, Eindriði, were assassinated at King Haraldr’s instigation (c. 1056).



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: Haraldr Sigurðarson harðráði, Lausavísur 12: AI, 359, BI, 330, Skald I, 167; ÍF 28, 124 (HSig ch. 43), F 1871, 218, E 1916, 61; ÍF 29, 262 (ch. 56); Fms 6, 270 (HSig ch. 57); Flat 1860-8, III, 344, Mork 1928-32, 171, Andersson and Gade 2000, 205, 476 (MH); 1873, 241, 1952, 9.


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