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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eyjólfr Valgerðarson (EValg)

10th century; volume 1; ed. Diana Whaley;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Eyjólfr Valgerðarson, Islænder, d. omkr. 985. (AI, 100, BI, 95).

Skj poems:

Eyjólfr (EValg), from an established family in Eyjafjörður, northern Iceland (Ldn, ÍF 1, 27), was the father of Guðmundr inn ríki ‘the Mighty’ of Möðruvellir and of Einarr þveræingr ‘from Þverá’ (Eþver). Like Einarr, he is credited with a single stanza occasioned by a threat to Icelandic independence. Finnur Jónsson (Skj AI, 100, BI, 95) dates his death to c. 985.

Lausavísa — EValg LvI

Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Eyjólfr Valgerðarson, Lausavísa’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 276.


Skj: Eyjólfr Valgerðarson: Lausavísa, o. 976 (AI, 100, BI, 95); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: Jvs

SkP info: I, 276

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1. 291 - 12v/16-12v/19 (VEÞ)
Selit maþr vapn v verþi verþi dynr ef ma sverþa | verþom hǽ̨ft at herþa hlioþ æigvm slꜹg rióþa ver scolom Gorms | af gomlo gaɴdvikr þoko landi hꜹrþ er van at verþi vapn hriþ so | nar biþa·
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