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Sneglu-Halli (SnH)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 11

Skj info: Sneglu- [Grautar-] Halli, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 388-90, BI, 358-60).

Skj poems:
1. Et digt om Harald hårdråde (?)
2. Lausavísur

Sneglu-Halli (SnH) came from a poor family from Fljót near Svarfaðardalur in northern Iceland. The meaning of his nickname (Sneglu-) is unclear, but it could have referred to his slender stature (Flat 1860-8, III, 416; Finnur Jónsson 1907, 297) or to his irascibility (Andersson and Gade 2000, 442). In later literature he was given the nickname Grautar-Halli ‘Porridge-Halli’ because of his fondness for porridge (ÍF 9, cxii n. 1; ÞjóðA Lv 7). Around 1053 Halli arrived at King Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson’s court in Norway, and after a trip to Denmark and England he returned to Iceland, where he must have died prior to 1066. According to Flat, King Haraldr received the news of Halli’s death with the following comment (ÍF 9, 295): Á grauti myndi greyit sprungit hafa ‘The bitch must have burst with porridge’. Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 275) lists Halli as a court poet of Haraldr harðráði, and he is said to have composed a poem in his honour (ÍF 9, 275, 280). A half-st. in fornyrðislag metre (SnH FragIII) attributed to Halli in TGT (TGT 1884, 20, 80) has been assigned to that poem by some eds. See Introduction, SnH FragIII. Otherwise, only the lvv. below have been preserved of his poetic oeuvre, which is also said to have included Kolluvísur ‘the Cow’s Vísur’, a poem composed about cows in Iceland, and a panegyric to an Engl. earl (see SnE 1848-87, III, 599-604; LH 1894-1901, I, 635-7). In H, Hr and Mork, ÞjóðA Lv 8 is erroneously attributed to Halli (see Mork 1928-32, 238; Fms 6, 364).

Lausavísur — SnH LvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Sneglu-Halli, Lausavísur’ 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. 323-32.

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cross-references:  4 = Hharð Lv 9II 

Skj: Sneglu- [Grautar-] Halli: 2. Lausavísur, o. 1054 (AI, 388-90, BI, 358-60)

in texts: Flat, H-Hr, Mork, Snegl

SkP info: II, 323-32

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance references search files

 

1 Vol. 2. Sneglu-Halli, Lausavísur, 1 [Vol. 2, 324-5] — SnH Lv 1II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Fœrðr sýndisk mér frændi
Frísa kyns í brynju;
gengr fyr hirð í hringum
hjalmfaldinn kurfaldi;
flœrat eld í ári
úthlaupi vanr Túta;
sék á síðu leika
sverð rúghleifa skerði.

Skj: Sneglu- [Grautar-] Halli: 2. Lausavísur 1 (AI, 388; BI, 358); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 563ax, 593b, 761bx, Flat, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 188, Mork 67, Snegl 3
 
2 Vol. 2. Sneglu-Halli, Lausavísur, 2 [Vol. 2, 325] — SnH Lv 2II

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).

Hirðik eigi,
hvat Haraldr klappar;
lætk gnauða grǫn,
gengk fullr at sofa.

Skj: Sneglu- [Grautar-] Halli: 2. Lausavísur 2 (AI, 388; BI, 358); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 563ax, 593b, Flat; texts: Snegl 4
 
3 Vol. 2. Sneglu-Halli, Lausavísur, 3 [Vol. 2, 325-6] — SnH Lv 3II

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).

Selja munk við sufli
sverð mitt, konungr, verða,
ok, rymskyndir randa,
rauðan skjǫld við brauði;
hungrar hilmis drengi,
hér gǫngum vér svangir;
nær dregr hrygg at hvôru
(Haraldr sveltir mik) belti.

Skj: Sneglu- [Grautar-] Halli: 2. Lausavísur 3 (AI, 388; BI, 358); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 563ax, 593b, Flat; texts: Snegl 5
 
4 Vol. 2. Sneglu-Halli, Lausavísur, 4 [Vol. 2, 326] — SnH Lv 4II

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).

[Hvert stillir þú Halli?]
Hleypk framm at skyrkaupi
[Graut munt gǫrvan láta]
gǫrr matr es þat smjǫrvan.

Skj: Sneglu- [Grautar-] Halli: 2. Lausavísur 4 (A; BI, 358-359); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 563ax, 593b, Flat, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 189, Mork 69, Snegl 7
 
5 Vol. 2. Sneglu-Halli, Lausavísur, 5 [Vol. 2, 326-7] — SnH Lv 5II

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).

Grís þá greppr at ræsi
gruntrauðustum dauðan;
Njǫrðr sér bǫrg á borði
bauglands fyr sér standa;
runa síður lítk rauðar,
(ræðk skjótgǫru kvæði)
rana hefr seggr af svíni,
send heill konungr, brendan.

Skj: Sneglu- [Grautar-] Halli: 2. Lausavísur 5 (AI, 389; BI, 359); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 563ax, 761bx, Flat, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 191, Mork 71, Snegl 9
 
6 Vol. 2. Sneglu-Halli, Lausavísur, 6 [Vol. 2, 327-8] — SnH Lv 6II

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).

Hrang's þars hôvan þǫngul
heldk, síz fjǫr of seldak;
sýnt's at sitk at Ránar,
sumir 'o í búð með humrum;
ljóst es lýsu at gista,
lǫnd ák út fyr strǫndu;
því sitk bleikr í brúki,
blakir mér þari of hnakka,
blakir mér þari of hnakka.

Skj: Sneglu- [Grautar-] Halli: 2. Lausavísur 6 (AI, 389; BI, 359); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 563ax, 761bx, Flat, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 192, Mork 72, Snegl 10
 
7 Vol. 2. Sneglu-Halli, Lausavísur, 7 [Vol. 2, 328-9] — SnH Lv 7II

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).

Ortak eina
of jarl þulu;
verðrat drápa
með Dǫnum verri;
fǫll eru fjórtán
ok fǫng tíu;
opit's ok ǫndvert,
ǫfugt stígandi;
svá skal yrkja
sás illa kann.

Skj: Sneglu- [Grautar-] Halli: 2. Lausavísur 7 (AI, 389-90; BI, 359); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 761bx, Flat; texts: Snegl 11
 
8 Vol. 2. Sneglu-Halli, Lausavísur, 8 [Vol. 2, 329-30] — SnH Lv 8II

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).

Gótt's Gulaþing þetta,
giljum vér hvat's viljum.

Skj: Sneglu- [Grautar-] Halli: 2. Lausavísur 8 (AI, 390; BI, 360); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 563ax, 761bx, Flat; texts: Snegl 12
 
9 Vol. 2. Sneglu-Halli, Lausavísur, 9 [Vol. 2, 330] — SnH Lv 9II

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).

Þjón gerik þann at sveini,
Þjóðolf lætk mat sjóða.

Skj: Sneglu- [Grautar-] Halli: 2. Lausavísur 9 (AI, 390; BI, 360); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 563ax, 761bx, Flat; texts: Snegl 14
 
10 Vol. 2. Sneglu-Halli, Lausavísur, 10 [Vol. 2, 330-1] — SnH Lv 10II

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).

Þú'st makligust miklu,
(munar stórum þat) Þóra,
flenna upp at enni
allt leðr Haralds reðri.

Skj: Sneglu- [Grautar-] Halli: 2. Lausavísur 10 (AI, 390; BI, 360); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 563ax, Flat; texts: Snegl 15
 
11 Vol. 2. Sneglu-Halli, Lausavísur, 11 [Vol. 2, 331-2] — SnH Lv 11II

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).

Saurr es ávalt,
hefr saurugt alt
hestr Þjóðolfs erðr,
hann's dróttinserðr.

Skj: Sneglu- [Grautar-] Halli: 2. Lausavísur 11 (AI, 390; BI, 360); runhent; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 563ax, Flat; texts: Snegl 16
 
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