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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 33II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 33’ 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. 782.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

text and translation

Kom ágætr
austan ór Gǫrðum
Óláfs konungs.
Fekk Magnús
ok mikit ríki
alla sína.

{Ágætr einkason Óláfs konungs} kom austan ór Gǫrðum. Magnús fekk alla óðalsjǫrð sína ok mikit ríki.
‘The magnificent only son of King Óláfr [= Magnús] came west from Russia. Magnús received all his ancestral land and great power.

notes and context

Magnús Óláfsson returned to Norway from Russia by way of Sweden in 1035. He was elected king at Øretinget (Eyraþing, Eyra assembly) in Trondheim the same year. See Theodoricus (MHN 44-5), Ágr (ÍF 29, 32-3), Mork 1928-32, 18-20, Fsk (ÍF 29, 208-10), MgóðHkr (ÍF 28, 3-9). See also Sturl Hákkv 9/16, Sigv Lv 29-30I, BjHall Kálffl 6I, ÞjóðA Magnfl 1-3, Arn Hryn 4-8, Arn Magndr 1-4.


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 37: AI, 584, BI, 581, Skald I, 282; Flat 1860-8, II, 523-4.


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