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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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StarkSt Vík 2VIII (Gautr 10)

Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Gautreks saga 10 (Starkaðr gamli Stórvirksson, Víkarsbálkr 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 256.

Starkaðr gamli StórvirkssonVíkarsbálkr

text and translation

Herr tapaðiz         Haralds ins egðska
ok menbrota         mágar véltu,
Fjöri ok Fýri,         Freka arfþegar,
Unnar bræðr         eiðu minnar.

Herr Haralds ins egðska tapaðiz ok mágar, Fjöri ok Fýri, arfþegar Freka, bræðr Unnar eiðu minnar, véltu {menbrota}.
‘The army of Haraldr inn egðski (‘from Agder’) perished and the kinsmen, Fjǫri and Fýri, heirs of Freki, brothers of my mother Unnr, betrayed the necklace-breaker [GENEROUS MAN = Stórvirkr].

notes and context

As for Vík 1 (Gautr 9). This stanza follows it without a break.

[7]: This line is in kviðuháttr.



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: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 13. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Gautrekssaga II 2: AII, 324, BII, 344, Skald II, 185; FSN 3, 16-17, Gautr 1664, 20 (ll. 1-4), Gautr 1900, 13-14, FSGJ 4, 13; Edd. Min. 38.


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