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Anon Nkt 26II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 26’ 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. 778.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
252627

text and translation

Varð Hôkon *
hilmi at sverja
eiða þess,
es Óláfr b:
at folk-Baldr
flýja skyldi
óðǫl sín
til aldrslita.

Hôkon varð * at sverja hilmi eiða þess, es Óláfr b: at {folk-Baldr} skyldi flýja óðǫl sín til aldrslita.
 
‘Hákon had to swear to the lord oaths concerning that which Óláfr stipulated: that the battle-Baldr <god> [WARRIOR] should flee from his ancestral properties to the end of his life.

notes and context

Hákon left Norway and joined his father, Eiríkr, in England. He returned to Norway in 1028 as Knútr’s appointed regent, but perished at sea the following year (see McDougall and McDougall 1998, 80 nn. 149-50). — [1] *: Þá ‘then’ (so Flat) has been deleted because it makes the l. hypermetrical.

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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 30: AI, 583, BI, 580, Skald I, 281-2; Flat 1860-8, II, 523.

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