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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 62II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 62’ 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. 799.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

text and translation

Ok Magnús
á Mœri norðr
felldi Hôkon.
Sá vas vinsæll
vígðri moldu
ræsir hulðr
í Raumsdali.

Ok Magnús, fremðargjarn, felldi Hôkon norðr á Mœri. Sá vinsæll ræsir vas hulðr vígðri moldu í Raumsdali.
‘And Magnús, eager for fame, killed Hákon north in Møre. That popular prince was covered by hallowed soil in Romsdalen.

notes and context

Hákon was killed at the battle of Sekken in Romsdalsfjorden against Erlingr skakki and Magnús Erlingsson (on 7 July 1162). He was buried in Romsdalen, but King Sverrir later had his body moved to Kristkirken in Trondheim. See MErlHkr (ÍF 28, 383).


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 69: AI, 588, BI, 587, Skald I, 286, NN §2120; Flat 1860-8, II, 527.


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