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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þjóð Yt 22I

Edith Marold (ed.) 2012, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal 22’ 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. 48.

Þjóðólfr ór HviniYnglingatal

text and translation

Þat frá hverr,
at Halfdanar
sakna skyldu.
Ok hallvarps
á Þótni tók.
Ok Skæreið
í Skíringssal
of brynjalfs
beinum drúpir.

Þat frá hverr, at sǫkmiðlendr skyldu sakna Halfdanar. Ok {hlífi-Nauma hallvarps} tók þjóðkonung á Þótni. Ok Skæreið drúpir of beinum {brynjalfs} í Skíringssal.
‘Everyone learned that the mediators had to feel the loss of Hálfdan. And the protecting Nauma <goddess> of the cairn [= Hel] took the mighty king in Toten. And Skæreið mourns over the bones of the mailcoat-elf [WARRIOR] in Skíringssalr.

notes and context

Hálfdan hvítbeinn ‘White-bone’, son of Óláfr trételgja ‘Wood-cutter’, is king of Heiðmǫrk (Hedmark) and extends his rule to Þótn (Toten), Haðaland (Hadeland) and Vestfold. He lives to a great age before dying of an illness in Þótn, and is buried in a mound in Vestfold.



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, 1. Ynglingatal 30: AI, 13-14, BI, 12, Skald I, 8, NN §79; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 77, IV, 22-3, ÍF 26, 76, Hkr 1991, I, 44 (Yng ch. 44), F 1871, 30; Yng 1912, 50, 68, Yng 2000, 63-4; Yt 1914, 15, Yt 1925, 206, 246-7.


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