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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ÞSjár Þórdr 4I

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2012, ‘Þórðr Særeksson (Sjáreksson), Þórálfs drápa Skólmssonar 4’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 240.

Þórðr Særeksson (Sjáreksson)Þórálfs drápa Skólmssonar

text and translation

Afreks veit, þars jǫfri
allríkr í styr slíkum
gǫndlar Njǫrðr, sás gerði,
gekk næst, Hugins drekku.

Veit afreks, þars {allríkr Njǫrðr gǫndlar}, sás gerði {drekku Hugins}, gekk næst jǫfri í slíkum styr.
‘It signals an exceptional deed when the all-powerful Njǫrðr <god> of battle [WARRIOR = Þórálfr], who prepared Huginn’s <raven’s> banquet [CORPSES], advanced next to the prince in such a battle.

notes and context

As sts 2-3 above.

[All]: In Hkr and ÓT, sts 3/1-4 and 4 form a single stanza.



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: Þórðr Særeksson, 2. Þórolfs drápa Skolmssonar 2: AI, 328, BI, 302, Skald I, 154; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 217, ÍF 26, 192 (HákGóð ch. 31), F 1871, 83; ÓT 1958-2000, I, 45 (ch. 28); Fsk 1902-3, 46 (ch. 12), ÍF 29, 93 (ch. 13).


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