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Glúmr Geirason (Glúmr)

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

2. Gráfeldardrápa (Gráf) - 15

Skj info: Glúmr Geirason, Islandsk skjald omkr. 950-75. (AI, 75-8, BI, 65-8).

Skj poems:
1. Kvad om Erik blodøkse
2. Gráfeldardrápa
3. Lausavísa

Glúmr Geirason (Glúmr) was the son of Geiri (patronymic unknown), a Norwegian who settled in Iceland. Glúmr was born there in the early tenth century and moved with his father and brother from Mývatn, via Húnavatn, to Króksfjörður, Breiðafjörður, because of some killings (Ldn, ÍF 1, 284; he is also mentioned in ÍF 1, 154, 161, 238 and appears in Reykdœla saga, ÍF 10, 204-12). He married Ingunn Þórólfsdóttir, and their son was Þórðr Ingunnarson, who features in Laxdœla saga (ÍF 5, 86-7). Glúmr is named in Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 253, 261, 273, 274) as the poet of Eiríkr blóðøx ‘Blood-axe’ (d. c. 954) and Haraldr gráfeldr ‘Grey-cloak’ (d. c. 970), and poems for both survive in part. Considerably more of Gráfeldardrápa (Gráf) survives than of the Poem about Eiríkr blóðøx (EirIII), though there is some difficulty in assigning certain stanzas to one or other poem (see Introduction to Gráf). Glúmr is the subject of HaukrV Ísldr 11IV, which depicts him as a zealous fighter who was with Haraldr gráfeldr at his victory at Fitjar (c. 961). Glúmr’s presence at the battle is somewhat in doubt, however, since although the Fsk text of his lausavísa on the subject (Glúmr Lv) contains sák ‘I saw’, the Hkr and ÓT mss have frák ‘I have heard’. From Glúmr Gráf it is clear that Glúmr outlived Haraldr (see Introduction). Edited below are Gráf and Lv, while the fragment of Eir is edited in SkP III since it is preserved only in SnE and TGT.

Gráfeldardrápa (‘Drápa about (Haraldr) gráfeldr ‘Grey-cloak’’) — Glúmr GráfI

Alison Finlay 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Glúmr Geirason, Gráfeldardrápa’ 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. 245.

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Skj: Glúmr Geirason: 2. Gráfeldardrápa, c 970 (AI, 75-8, BI, 66-8); stanzas (if different): 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14

in texts: Flat, Fsk, Gramm, HákGóð, HGráf, Hkr, LaufE, Ldn, ÓT, ÓTC, Skm, SnE, TGT

SkP info: I, 245

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1 Vol. 1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa, 1 [Vol. 1, 248] — Glúmr Gráf 1I

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Hlýði, hapta beiðis,
hefk, mildingar, gildi;
því biðjum vér þagnar,
þegna tjón at fregnum.

Skj: Glúmr Geirason: 2. Gráfeldardrápa 1 (AI, 75; BI, 66); dróttkvætt; ed. AF; group: A1; mss: B, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Skm 32
 
2 Vol. 1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa, 2 [Vol. 1, 249] — Glúmr Gráf 2I

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Hafði fǫr til ferju
fróðr Skáneyjar góða
blakkríðandi bakka
barnungr þaðan farma;
rógeisu vann ræsir
ráðvandr á Skotlandi
sendan seggja kindar
sverðbautinn her Gauti.

Skj: Glúmr Geirason: 1. Kvad om Erik blodøkse 2 (AI, 75; BI, 65-6); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A1; mss: 61, Bb, F, Flat, J1x, J2x, Kx; texts: Flat 187(5), HákGóð 1, ÓT 4
 
3 Vol. 1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa, 3 [Vol. 1, 251] — Glúmr Gráf 3I

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Dolgeisu rak dísar,
drótt kom mǫrg á flótta,
gumna vinr at gamni
gjóðum írskar þjóðir;
foldar rauð ok feldi
Freyr í manna dreyra
sverð, vas sigr of orðinn,
seggi mækis eggjar.

Skj: Glúmr Geirason: 2. Gráfeldardrápa 2 (AI, 75-6; BI, 66); dróttkvætt; ed. AF; group: A1; mss: 61, Bb, F, Flat, J1x, J2x, Kx; texts: Flat 188(6), HákGóð 2, ÓT 5
 
4 Vol. 1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa, 4 [Vol. 1, 252] — Glúmr Gráf 4I

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Austrlǫndum fórsk undir
allvaldr, sás gaf skǫldum,
(hann fekk gagn at gunni)
gunnhǫrga, slǫg, mǫrgum;
slíðrtungur lét syngva
sverðleiks reginn, ferðir
sendi gramr at grundu
gollvarpaða, snarpar.

Skj: Glúmr Geirason: 2. Gráfeldardrápa 3 (AI, 76; BI, 66); dróttkvætt; ed. AF; group: A1; mss: 61, Bb, F, Flat, J1x, J2x, Kx; texts: Flat 194(12), HákGóð 8, ÓT 11
 
5 Vol. 1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa, 5 [Vol. 1, 254] — Glúmr Gráf 5I

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Hilmir rauð und hjalmi
heina laut á Gautum;
þar varð í gný geira
grundar vǫrðr of fundinn.

Skj: Glúmr Geirason: 2. Gráfeldardrápa 4 (AI, 76; BI, 66); dróttkvætt; ed. AF; group: A1; mss: 761bx, B, C, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Skm 281, Skm 398
 
6 Vol. 1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa, 6 [Vol. 1, 255] — Glúmr Gráf 6I

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Austr rauð jǫfra þrýstir
orðrakkr fyr bý norðan
brand, þars bjarmskar kindir,
brinnanda, sák rinna;
gótt hlaut gumna sættir,
geirveðr, í fǫr þeiri,
ǫðlingi feksk ungum
orð, á Vínu borði.

Skj: Glúmr Geirason: 2. Gráfeldardrápa 5 (AI, 76; BI, 66-7); dróttkvætt; ed. AF; group: A1; mss: 325VIII 1, 53, 54, 61, Bb, F, J1x, J2x, Kx; texts: HGráf 16, ÓT 35
 
7 Vol. 1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa, 7 [Vol. 1, 256] — Glúmr Gráf 7I

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Braut við brynju njóta
bág rifjunga Sôgu,
naddskúrar vas nœrir,
Nóregs konungr stóra;
valgaltar lét velta
vargfœðandi marga,
ofvæginn réð jǫfra,
jafnborna sér þorna.

Skj: Glúmr Geirason: 2. Gráfeldardrápa 6 (AI, 76; BI, 67); dróttkvætt; ed. AF; group: A1; mss: 301x, 302x, 51x, 761bx, FskAx, FskBx; texts: Fsk 67
 
8 Vol. 1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa, 8 [Vol. 1, 258] — Glúmr Gráf 8I

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Mælti, mætra hjalta
malm-Óðinn sá, blóði,
þróttar orð, es þorði
þjóðum vǫll at rjóða -
víðlendr of bað vinda
verðung Haraldr sverðum,
frægt þótti þat flotnum
fylkis orð, at morði.

Skj: Glúmr Geirason: 2. Gráfeldardrápa 7 (AI, 77; BI, 66); dróttkvætt; ed. AF; group: A1; mss: 301x, 39, 51x, 53, 54, 61, 62, Bb, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, J1x, J2x, Kx; texts: Flat 204(22), Fsk 68, ÓT 37, ÓTC 1
 
9 Vol. 1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa, 9 [Vol. 1, 259] — Glúmr Gráf 9I

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Heinþyntan lét hvína
hrynjeld at þat brynju
foldar vǫrðr, sás fyrðum
fjǫrnharðan sik varði.

Skj: Glúmr Geirason: 2. Gráfeldardrápa 8 (AI, 77; BI, 67); dróttkvætt; ed. AF; group: A1; mss: 2368x, 301x, 51x, 743x, 761bx, A, FskAx, FskBx, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Fsk 69, LaufE 160(391), Skm 245
 
10 Vol. 1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa, 10 [Vol. 1, 260] — Glúmr Gráf 10I

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Hjoggusk hvárir tveggja
heggir mækis eggja,
varð í gǫgn at ganga
geirdrótt Haraldr þeiri.

Skj: Glúmr Geirason: 2. Gráfeldardrápa 10 (AI, 77; BI, 67-8); dróttkvætt; ed. AF; group: A1; mss: 301x, 51x, FskAx, FskBx; texts: Fsk 70
 
11 Vol. 1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa, 11 [Vol. 1, 260] — Glúmr Gráf 11I

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Varð á víðu borði
viggjum hollr at liggja
gætir Glamma sóta
garðs ey Limafjarðar;
sendir fell á sandi
sævar bals at Halsi
(olli jǫfra spjalli)
orðheppinn (því morði).

Skj: Glúmr Geirason: 2. Gráfeldardrápa 9 (AI, 77; BI, 67); dróttkvætt; ed. AF; group: A1; mss: 39, 51x, 53, 54, 61, 62, Bb, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, J1x, J2x, Kx; texts: Flat 205(23), Fsk 71, ÓT 38, ÓTC 2
 
12 Vol. 1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa, 12 [Vol. 1, 262] — Glúmr Gráf 12I

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Fellumk hǫlf, þás hilmis
hjǫrdrífa brá lífi
(réðat oss til auðar)
auðvôn (Haralds dauði),
en ek veit, at hefr heitit
hans bróðir mér góðu
(séa getr þar til sælu
seggfjǫlð) hvaðarr tveggja.

Skj: Glúmr Geirason: 2. Gráfeldardrápa 11 (AI, 77-8; BI, 68); dróttkvætt; ed. AF; group: A1; mss: 325VIII 1, 39, 53, 54, 61, 62, 744x, 761bx, A, B, Bb, F, Flat, J1x, J2x, Kx, W; texts: Flat 208, ÓT 42, ÓTC 7, TGT 6
 
13 Vol. 1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa, 13 [Vol. 1, 263] — Glúmr Gráf 13I

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Þar vas (þrafna byrjar
þeim stýrðu goð Beima)
sjalfr í sœkialfi
Sigtýr Atals dýra.

Skj: Glúmr Geirason: 2. Gráfeldardrápa 12 (AI, 78; BI, 68); dróttkvætt; ed. AF; group: A1; mss: B, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Skm 6
 
14 Vol. 1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa, 14 [Vol. 1, 264] — Glúmr Gráf 14I

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Kunni tolf, sás, tanna,
tíðum, Hallinskíða
ógnar-stafr, of jǫfra,
íþróttir, framm sótti.

Skj: Glúmr Geirason: 2. Gráfeldardrápa 13 (AI, 78; BI, 68); dróttkvætt; ed. AF; group: A1; mss: 39, 61, Bb, F, J1x, J2x, Kx; texts: HGráf 8, ÓT 29
 
15 Vol. 1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa, 15 [Vol. 1, 265] — Glúmr Gráf 15I

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Vígeisu tekr vísa
valfall Haralds alla.

Skj: Glúmr Geirason: 2. Gráfeldardrápa 14 (AI, 78; BI, 68); dróttkvætt; ed. AF; group: A1; mss: Þb106x; texts: Ldn 37
 
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