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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 11II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 11’ 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. 769.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

text and translation

En Eirekr
undan flýði
ok hans synir.
Kom harðráðr
hersa mýgir
aptr í land
aldri síðan.

En Eirekr flýði undan, heiptargjarn, ok synir hans. {Harðráðr mýgir hersa} kom aldri síðan aptr í land.
‘But Eiríkr fled away, vengeance-eager, and his sons [as well]. The harsh-ruling oppressor of hersar [RULER] never again returned to the land.

notes and context

Eiríkr blóðøx and his sons went into exile the year after the return of Eiríkr’s half-brother, Hákon. See Theodoricus (MHN 7), Ágr (ÍF 29, 8), Fsk (ÍF 29, 76), HákgóðHkr (ÍF 26, 152).


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 13: AI, 580-1, BI, 577, Skald I, 279-80; Flat 1860-8, II, 521.


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