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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ív Sig 26II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 26’ 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. 517.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr

text and translation

Þann vas inn næsta        naðra deyði
hugfullr konungr        með Háleygjum.
Olli falli        feðga þriggja
ulfs angrtǫpuðr        út í Vôgum.

{Þann inn næsta deyði naðra} vas hugfullr konungr með Háleygjum. {{Angrtǫpuðr} ulfs} olli falli þriggja feðga út í Vôgum.
‘That next slayer of snakes [WINTER] the high-mettled king was among the Háleygjar. The anguish-suppressor [GLADDENER] of the wolf [WARRIOR] caused the death of a father and two sons out in Vågan.

notes and context

After spending the winter 1138-9 in Finnmark and Troms in North Norway, Sigurðr and Magnús sailed south along the coast. In Vågan they killed the priest Sveinn and his two sons.



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: Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbǫlkr 27: AI, 499, BI, 472, Skald I, 231, NN §3109; Mork 1867, 214, Mork 1928-32, 426, Andersson and Gade 2000, 380, 493 (Sslemb).


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