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Stúfr Stúfdr 4II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Stúfr inn blindi Þórðarson kattar, Stúfsdrápa 4’ 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. 354.

Stúfr inn blindi Þórðarson kattarStúfsdrápa
345

text and translation

Mægð gat ǫðlingr eiga
ógnar mildr, þás vildi;
gulls tók gauta spjalli
gnótt ok bragnings dóttur.

Ógnar mildr ǫðlingr gat eiga mægð, þás vildi; {spjalli gauta} tók gnótt gulls ok dóttur bragnings.
 
‘The battle-generous monarch got the marriage he desired; the confidant of the people [KING] took plenty of gold and the ruler’s daughter.

notes and context

During his stay in Russia (1043-4), Haraldr married Ellisif (Elizabeth), the daughter of Jaroslav of Novgorod and Ingigerðr, the daughter of the Swed. king Óláfr inn sœnski ‘the Swede’ Eiríksson.

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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: Stúfr enn blindi Þórðarson kattar, Stúfsdrápa, Stúfa 4: AI, 405, BI, 374, Skald I, 186; Mork 1867, 16, Mork 1928-32, 87, Andersson and Gade 2000, 150, 473 (MH); Flat 1860-8, III, 306 (MH); Fms 6, 172 (HSig ch. 16); ÍF 29, 238 (ch. 51); ÍF 28, 90 (HSig ch. 17), F 1871, 202, E 1916, 44.

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