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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þjóð Har 3I

R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Poem about Haraldr hárfagri 3’ 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. 62.

Þjóðólfr ór HviniPoem about Haraldr hárfagri

text and translation

Gaf gǫrpum sínum         goll it rauða
hilmir hróðigr         ok hringa marga,
brynjur bjartar         ok branda hvassa,
skjǫldu skyggða         ok skrautbúna.

Hróðigr hilmir gaf gǫrpum sínum it rauða goll ok marga hringa, bjartar brynjur ok hvassa branda, skyggða ok skrautbúna skjǫldu.
‘The glorious ruler gave his champions red gold and many rings, bright mail-shirts and keen blades, shining and richly-decorated shields.

notes and context

As for st. 1.

Cf. Þjóð Harkv 16, 19 on Haraldr’s munificence. 


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: Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, enn hvinverski, 3. Et digt om Harald hårfagre, næppe ægte 3: AI, 21, BI, 19, Skald I, 12; Fms 10, 178-9, Fms 12, 224, Flat 1860-8, I, 567-8 (HarHárf).


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