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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 60II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 60’ 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. 798.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

text and translation

Stóð einart
Inga ríki
átján vetr
ok aðra sjau,
unz Hôkon
með herliði
austr í Vík
Inga felldi.
Sás gunndjarfr
gramr í Ósló
hauðri hulðr
at hǫfuðkirkju.

Ríki Inga stóð einart átján vetr ok aðra sjau, unz Hôkon felldi Inga austr í Vík með herliði. Sá gunndjarfr gramr [e]s hulðr hauðri at hǫfuðkirkju í Ósló.
‘Ingi’s power stood firmly for eighteen years and another seven, until Hákon killed Ingi east in Viken with a war-host. That battle-brave ruler is covered with earth in the cathedral in Oslo.

notes and context

Ingi Haraldsson was killed at the battle of Oslo on 4 February 1161, by the army of his nephew, Hákon herðibreiðr ‘Broad-shoulder’ Sigurðarson. Hákon was the son of Sigurðr munnr ‘Mouth’ Haraldsson. Ingi ruled Norway 1136-61, and he was buried in Hallvardskirken in Oslo. See HákherðHkr (ÍF 28, 365-9).


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 66, 67/1-4: AI, 587, BI, 586-7, Skald I, 286; Flat 1860-8, II, 527.


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