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Edith Marold (ed.) 2012, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal 20’ 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. 44.

Þjóðólfr ór HviniYnglingatal
192021

text and translation

Ok Ingjald
ífjǫrvan trað
reyks rausuðr
á Ræningi,
þás húsþjófr
hyrjar leistum
goðkynning
í gǫgnum sté.
Ok sá yrðr
allri þjóðu
sanngǫrvastr
með Svíum þótti,
es hann sjalfr
sínu fjǫrvi
frœknu fyrstr
of fara skyldi.

Ok {rausuðr reyks} trað Ingjald ífjǫrvan á Ræningi, þás {húsþjófr} sté leistum hyrjar í gǫgnum goðkynning. Ok með Svíum þótti sá yrðr sanngǫrvastr allri þjóðu, es hann sjalfr fyrstr skyldi frœknu of fara fjǫrvi sínu.
 
‘And the gusher of smoke [FIRE] overcame Ingjaldr alive in Ræningr when the house-thief [FIRE] strode with soles of fire through the descendant of gods. And among the Swedes that fate seemed the most just to all people that he himself should be the first, valiantly, to end his life.

notes and context

Ingjaldr inn illráði ‘the Wicked’, son of Ǫnundr, having won a sizeable kingdom, is threatened by Ívarr inn víðfaðmi ‘the Wide-embracer’, who has invaded Sweden. Because Ingjaldr sees no way to resist him successfully, he decides to commit suicide together with his daughter Ása, also in illráða ‘the Wicked’. They make sure their entourage are completely drunk, then set fire to the hall, killing themselves and everyone inside.

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editions and texts

Skj: Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, enn hvinverski, 1. Ynglingatal 27-28: AI, 13, BI, 12, Skald I, 8, FF §51, NN §§78, 1007B, 1009A Anm., 3201-2, ; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 73, IV, 20-1, ÍF 26, 71-2, Hkr 1991, I, 41-2 (Yng ch. 40), F 1871, 28; Yng 1912, 47, 67, Yng 2000, 59-60; Yt 1914, 13-14, Yt 1925, 206, 242-4.

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