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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sturl Hákfl 6II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarflokkr 6’ 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. 751.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHákonarflokkr

text and translation

Flokkr tók enn, sá er ekki,
ógnmildr, friðaz vildi,
ept dólgstríði dauðan
dáðfinginn höfðingja.
Knútr réð bág at brjóta
böðhraustr við gram traustan
geystr, þvít Gautar fýstu
geðbráðir landráða.

Ógnmildr flokkr, sá er ekki vildi friðaz, tók enn dáðfinginn höfðingja ept {dauðan dólgstríði}. Böðhraustr Knútr réð geystr at brjóta bág við traustan gram, þvít geðbráðir Gautar fýstu landráða.
‘The terror-generous troop, which would not be pacified, again appointed a deed-ready chieftain to succeed the dead enemy-combatant [WARRIOR = Sigurðr]. Battle-brave Knútr decided, vehement, to oppose the reliable ruler because the impetuous Gautar urged treason.

notes and context

After the death of Sigurðr ribbungr in July 1226, his men went to Götaland to the lawman Áskell Magnússon and his wife, Kristín, to ask Kristín’s son, Knútr, to become their new leader. With a contingent from Götaland, Knútr returned to Romerike in Norway and was elected king.

For Sigurðr ribbungr, see Note to Sturl Hákkv 7/8.



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: Sturla Þórðarson, 6. Hákonarflokkr 6: AII, 126, BII, 133, Skald II, 71, NN §3397B; E 1916, 544, F 1871, 464, Hák 1910-86, 438, Hák 1977-82, 70, Flat 1860-8, III, 87.


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