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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:

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.


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 Vol. 2. Snækollr Gunnason, Lausavísa, 1 [Vol. 2, 654-5] — Snæk 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Skalk aldrigi,
þótt ek ey lifa,
sýslu beiðask
á Sunnmœri,
þvít fluttu mik
fjandmenn þaðan
Bjǫrgynjar til
at boði hilmis.

Skj: Snækollr Gunnason: Lausavísa (AII, 87; BII, 98); fornyrðislag; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 42x, 761bx, 8, 81a, E, F, Flat; texts: Hák 37
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