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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ív Sig 28II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 28’ 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. 518.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr

text and translation

Mœtti síðan        suðr við Byrðu
gramr gunnþorinn        Glæsirófu.
Olli stillir        Styrkárs bana;
bar benþiðurr        blóðga vængi.

Gunnþorinn gramr mœtti síðan Glæsirófu suðr við Byrðu. Stillir olli bana Styrkárs; {benþiðurr} bar blóðga vængi.
‘The battle-brave lord then encountered Glæsirófa (‘Show-tail’) south near Børøya. The ruler caused Styrkárr’s death; the wound-grouse [RAVEN/EAGLE] bore bloody wings.

notes and context

Sigurðr encountered Styrkárr glæsirófa south by Børøya and killed him.


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 29: AI, 500, BI, 472, Skald I, 232; Mork 1867, 215, Mork 1928-32, 426, Andersson and Gade 2000, 380, 493 (Sslemb).


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