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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 9II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 9’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 768.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

text and translation

Þá vas haugr
ept Harald orpinn
á Rogalandi.
Þess mun æ
uppi lengi
hildings nafn
Halfdans sonar.

Þá vas reisuligr haugr orpinn ept Harald á Rogalandi. Nafn þess hildings, {sonar Halfdans}, mun æ uppi lengi.
‘Then a magnificent mound was erected in memory of Haraldr in Rogaland. The name of the ruler, of Hálfdan’s son [= Haraldr], will be remembered for a very long time.

notes and context

Haraldr was buried near Haugesund in Rogaland, south-western Norway. It appears that Snorri must have visited Haraldr’s place of burial when he was in Norway, because he describes it in detail. See HhárfHkr (ÍF 26, 147-8 and n. 2) and Storm 1900, 89 n. 1.


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 XII], [2]. Nóregs konunga-tal 10: AI, 580, BI, 576, Skald I, 279, NN §1225; Flat 1860-8 II, 521.


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