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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Snækollr Gunnason (Snæk)

13th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Snækollr Gunnason, Nordmand, 13. årh. (AII, 87, BII, 98).

Skj poems:
Lausavísa

Snækollr (Snæk) was one of Skúli Bárðarson’s district chieftains who were captured by the Birkibeinar in 1239. He is likely to be identical with Snækollr Gunnason from Orkney, who is mentioned earlier in Hák (see LH 1894-1901, II, 29). If so, his mother was Ragnhildr, the daughter of Eiríkr stagbrellr ‘Stay-teaser’ (?) and Ingigerðr (or Ingiríðr), the daughter of Jarl Rǫgnvaldr Kali Kolsson (Rv). Snækollr left Orkney after having participated in the killing of Jarl Jón Haraldsson (see E 1916, 558-60; Flat 1860-8, III, 103-5). He is not listed in Skáldatal, and the lv. below is the only poetry attributed to him.

Lausavísa — Snæk LvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Snækollr Gunnason, Lausavísa’ 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. 654-5.

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Skj: Snækollr Gunnason: Lausavísa, 1239 (AII, 87, BII, 98); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: Flat, Hák

SkP info: II, 654-5

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1. E - 171v/1-171v/2 (VEÞ)
skal ek alldri þott ek ey lifa | syslu beiðaz asunnmæri . þviat fluttu mik fiandmenn þaðan biorgyniar til at boði hilmiss.
F - 108ra/33-108ra/35 (VEÞ)
Skal ek alldri þott ek æ lífa sys | lu biðía a suɴmæri · þviat fluttv míg fiand menn þaðan bíorgy | níar til at boði hílmís·
42x - 153r/17-153r/24 (VEÞ)
Skal ec aldregi | þott ec ey lifa | syslu beiþaz | a sunnmæri | þviat fluttu mic | fiandmenn þaþan | biorgyniar til | at boði hilmis |
81a - 103vb/4-103vb/6 (VEÞ)
Skal ek alldri þott ek eínn | lifa syslu beidaz ꜳ sund mærí þviat fluttu mik f | iand menn þadan bíorguínar til at bodi hílmíss
8 - 50v/3-50v/4 (VEÞ)
skal ek alldre þott ek æylífa syslu beiðaz asunmæri þi at fluttv mik fianðmenn | þaþan biorgyníar til at boði hilmís
Flat - 177ra/4-177ra/6 (VEÞ)
Skal | ek alldreigi þott ek æ lifa syslu beidaz ꜳ sund mærí . þviat fluttu mik fiandmenn þadan biorgyniar | til at bodi hilmis.
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