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Gísl Illugason (Gísl)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr (Magnkv) - 20

Skj info: Gísl Illugason, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 440-4, BI, 409-13).

Skj poems:
1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt
2. Lausavísa

Gísl belonged to the Icel. family of the Gilsbekkingar, who were said to be descendants of the C9th poet Bragi inn gamli ‘the Old’ Boddason (BragiIII). Gísl was the great-grandson of the skald Tindr Hallkelsson (TindrI), the uncle of poet Gunnlaugr ormstunga ‘Serpent-tongue’ Illugason (GunnlIV). See ÍF 3, 331, Genealogies II a-b in ÍF 3 and SnE 1848-97, III, 625-6. Details about Gísl’s life are given in Gísls þáttr Illugasonar (GíslIll) in H-Hr (Fms 7, 29-40; ÍF 3, 329-42) and in Jóns saga helga (JBp; JBp 2003, 10, 63-72). Gísl was born in 1079, and when he was six years old, his father was killed by a certain Gjafvaldr, a slaying Gísl later avenged. King Magnús berfœttr ‘Barelegs’ Óláfsson sentenced Gísl to death for the killing of Gjafvaldr, who was one of his retainers, but Gísl escaped execution (see Gísl Lv below). He then travelled with Magnús to Ireland in charge of hostages and became Magnús’s court poet (Skáldatal, SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 276). He also seems to have participated in Magnús’s expedition to the west in 1098 and in his campaign in Sweden (c. 1100-2; see Magnkv 11 and 19). Gísl later lived in Iceland until old age and had one son, Einarr (JBp 2003, 72). In addition to the memorial poem below composed about Magnús berfœttr, Gísl is said to have composed another encomium to Magnús on the occasion described in the lv. below, but no sts from that poem survive (see SnE 1848-87, III, 626-7; ÍF 3, 340-1).

Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr — Gísl MagnkvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Gísl Illugason, Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr’ 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, pp. 416-30.

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Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt, o. 1104 (AI, 440-4, BI, 409-13)

in texts: H-Hr, Mork

SkP info: II, 416-30

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1 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 1 [Vol. 2, 417] — Gísl Magnkv 1II

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Ungr framði sik,
þás alendr vildu
lofsælan gram
landi ræna
imðar faxa,
en jǫfurr sótti
Báleygs viðu
með blôum hjǫrvi.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 1 (AI, 440; BI, 409); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 247, Mork 119
 
2 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 2 [Vol. 2, 418] — Gísl Magnkv 2II

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Ýtti ór Ósló
til Egils fundar
lofðungr liði
lands at krefja,
fylgðu ræsi
ok Rygir sunnan
linns láðgefendr
ór lǫgum tvennum.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 2 (AI, 440; BI, 409); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 248, Mork 120
 
3 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 3 [Vol. 2, 418-19] — Gísl Magnkv 3II

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Séa knátti þá
siklings flota
vel vígligan
ok vanan sigri,
es fyr Yrjar
í aga miklum
óþrotligt lið
árar kníði.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 3 (AI, 440; BI, 410); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 249, Mork 121
 
4 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 4 [Vol. 2, 419] — Gísl Magnkv 4II

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Átti hilmir
húsþing við sæ;
þat vas fyr innan
Ǫrvahamra;
bjósk at brenna,
en búendr flýðu,
stórráðr konungr,
af Staði útan.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 4 (AI, 440; BI, 410); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 250, Mork 122
 
5 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 5 [Vol. 2, 419-20] — Gísl Magnkv 5II

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Hyrr sveimaði,
hallir þurru,
gekk hár logi
of heruð þeira;
séa knátti þar,
es salir fellu,
landrôð konungs,
of liði Þóris.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 5 (AI, 441; BI, 410); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 257, Mork 123
 
6 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 6 [Vol. 2, 420-1] — Gísl Magnkv 6II

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Raufsk við róstu,
rymr varð í her,
helmingr Egils
við Hlaðir útan;
môttut hersar
fyr Haða drótni
láðgǫfguðum
landi ráða.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 6 (AI, 441; BI, 410); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 251, Mork 124
 
7 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 7 [Vol. 2, 421] — Gísl Magnkv 7II

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Sættisk síðan,
siðr batnaði,
hugfullr konungr
við hatendr sína;
þann gaf brǫgnum
es búendr ôttu
rétt ráðspakir
rœkðum launa.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 7 (AI, 441; BI, 410); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 258, Mork 129
 
8 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 8 [Vol. 2, 421-2] — Gísl Magnkv 8II

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Gramr vann gǫrvan,
en glatat þjófum,
kaupmǫnnum frið,
þanns konungr bœtti,
svát í Elfi
øxum hlýddi
flaust fagrbúin
í fjǫru skorða.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 8 (AI, 441; BI, 411); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 259, Mork 130
 
9 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 9 [Vol. 2, 422-3] — Gísl Magnkv 9II

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Tók á Skíði,
en Skotar flýðu,
jǫfra œgir
Ívistar gram;
hafði fylkir,
sás frami téði,
Lǫgmann konung
í liði sínu.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 9 (AI, 441-2; BI, 411); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 266, Mork 139
 
10 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 10 [Vol. 2, 423-4] — Gísl Magnkv 10II

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Ættlǫndum vann
eyja dróttar
folkvǫrðr und sik
fjórum þrungit,
áðr an hitti,
sás hamalt fylkði,
veðrsmiðr Viðurs
valska jarla.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 10 (AI, 442; BI, 411); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 267, Mork 143
 
11 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 11 [Vol. 2, 424] — Gísl Magnkv 11II

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Hôðum hildi
með Haralds frænda
Ǫnguls við ey
innanverða,
þars af reiði
ríklundaðir
konungr ok jarlar
kapp sitt brutu.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 11 (AI, 442; BI, 411); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 268, Mork 144
 
12 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 12 [Vol. 2, 424-5] — Gísl Magnkv 12II

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Margan hǫfðu
Magnús liðar
bjǫrtum oddi
baugvang skorinn;
varð hertoga
hlíf at springa
kapps vel skrifuð
fyr konungs darri.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 12 (AI, 442; BI, 411); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 269, Mork 145
 
13 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 13 [Vol. 2, 425-6] — Gísl Magnkv 13II

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Bǫðkennir skaut
bôðum hǫndum;
allr vá hilmis
herr prúðliga;
stukku af almi
þeims jǫfurr sveigði
hvítmýlingar,
áðr Hugi felli.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 13 (AI, 442; BI, 412); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 272, Mork 146
 
14 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 14 [Vol. 2, 426] — Gísl Magnkv 14II

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Hǫfðu seggir,
þá vas sókn lokit,
heimfǫr þegit
af hǫfuðsmanni;
landsmenn litu
of liði gǫfgu
segl sædrifin
sett við húna.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 14 (AI, 442-3; BI, 412); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 275, Mork 147
 
15 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 15 [Vol. 2, 426-7] — Gísl Magnkv 15II

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Vágr þrútnaði,
en vefi keyrði
steinóðr á stag
storðar galli;
braut dýrr dreki
und Dana skelfi
hrygg í hverri
hafs glymbrúði.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 15 (AI, 443; BI, 412); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 276, Mork 148
 
16 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 16 [Vol. 2, 427-8] — Gísl Magnkv 16II

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Blár ægir skaut
búnum svíra,
gjalfr hljóp í gin
gollnu hǫfði;
skein af hausum
sem himins eisa
dǫglings dreka
djúps valfasti.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 16 (AI, 443; BI, 412); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 277, Mork 149
 
17 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 17 [Vol. 2, 428] — Gísl Magnkv 17II

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Framðisk síðan
á Svía drótni
austr við Elfi
Upplanda gramr;
liðskelfir tók
ór lǫgum Gauta
fimtán heruð
fránni eggju.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 17 (AI, 443; BI, 412); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 278, Mork 155
 
18 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 18 [Vol. 2, 428-9] — Gísl Magnkv 18II

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Reið folkhvǫtuðr
fyrst í gǫgnum
sǫmnuð Svía,
sigri hnugginn;
malmr dreyrugr varð
á meðal hlaupa
hauss ok herða
hans andskota.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 18 (AI, 443; BI, 413); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 283, Mork 156
 
19 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 19 [Vol. 2, 429] — Gísl Magnkv 19II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Hol merki blés,
en huginn gladdisk
fránn, of hǫfði
feðr Sigurðar;
þar sák fylki
með frama mestum
snǫrpu sverði
til sigrs vega.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 19 (AI, 443; BI, 413); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 284, Mork 157
 
20 Vol. 2. Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr, 20 [Vol. 2, 430] — Gísl Magnkv 20II

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Fylgðak frœknum
sem framast kunnak,
Eysteins fǫður
í Atals drífu;
opt brák hjǫrvi
með Haralds frænda,
vanr vásfǫrum,
þars vega þurfti.

Skj: Gísl Illugason: 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 20 (AI, 444; BI, 413); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 285, Mork 158
 
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