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Steinn Herdísarson (Steinn)

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

3. Óláfsdrápa (Óldr) - 16

Skj info: Steinn Herdísarson, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 407-13, BI, 376-83).

Skj poems:
1. Nizarvísur
2. Ulfsflokkr
3. Óláfsdrápa

Steinn was the great-grandson of the Icel. poet Einarr skálaglamm ‘Tinkle-scales’ Helgason (EskálI) and a kinsman of Stúfr inn blindi ‘the Blind’ Þórðarson (Stúfr; see the genealogy in SnE 1848-87, III, 607 and Genealogy IV in ÍF 5). At the battle of the river Nissan in 1062 he was on board the ship of his kinsman, Úlfr stallari ‘the Marshal’ Óspaksson (Úlfr). Steinn was a court poet of Haraldr harðráði ‘Hardrule’ Sigurðarson and his son Óláfr kyrri ‘the Quiet’ Haraldsson (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 275). Two poems, NizarvísurVísur about the Nissan’ (Steinn Nizv), and ÓláfsdrápaDrápa about Óláfr’ (Steinn Óldr) survive of his poetic oeuvre, and another st., ÚlfsflokkrFlokkr about Úlfr’ (Steinn Úlffl), is usually assigned to a poem about Úlfr Óspaksson.

Óláfsdrápa (‘Drápa about Óláfr’) — Steinn ÓldrII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Steinn Herdísarson, Óláfsdrápa’ 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. 367-81.

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Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa, o. 1070 (AI, 409-13, BI, 379-83); stanzas (if different): 1 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17

in texts: Flat, Fsk, H-Hr, Hkr, HSig, MH, Mork, ÓlKyrr

SkP info: II, 367-81

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1 Vol. 2. Steinn Herdísarson, 3. Óláfsdrápa, 1 [Vol. 2, 368-9] — Steinn Óldr 1II

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Þjóð fórsk mǫrg í móðu,
menn druknuðu suknir;
drengr lá ár of ungan
ófár Mǫrukára;
Fila dróttinn rak flótta
framr, tók herr á ramri
rôs fyr rǫskum vísa.
Ríklundaðr veit undir.

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 4 (AI, 410; BI, 379); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 301x, 39, 761bx, E, F, Flat, FskAx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Flat 1084, Fsk 236, H-Hr 207, HSig 78, MH 115, Mork 83
 
2 Vol. 2. Steinn Herdísarson, 3. Óláfsdrápa, 2 [Vol. 2, 369-70] — Steinn Óldr 2II

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Ungr vísi, lézt Úsu
allnær búendr falla,
sótti herr, þars hætti
hlíftrauðr konungr lífi;
þeim mun þangatkváma
þengils vesa lengi,
enn sem eptir renni,
iflaust, es þá lifðu.

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 2 (AI, 409-10; BI, 379); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 761bx, Flat, H, Hr, Mork; texts: Flat 1085, H-Hr 203, MH 116, Mork 84
 
3 Vol. 2. Steinn Herdísarson, 3. Óláfsdrápa, 3 [Vol. 2, 370] — Steinn Óldr 3II

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Fellu vítt of vǫllu
(vargr náði þar bjargask)
benja regn, en bragna
blóð víkingar óðu.

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 3 (AI, 410; BI, 379); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 761bx, Flat, H, Hr, Mork; texts: Flat 1086, H-Hr 204, MH 117, Mork 85
 
4 Vol. 2. Steinn Herdísarson, 3. Óláfsdrápa, 4 [Vol. 2, 370-1] — Steinn Óldr 4II

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Fylkir lét en fljótu
flaust, es leið at hausti,
skaut, í haf, þars heitir
Hrafnseyrr konungr stafni;
trôðu borðvigg breiðan
brims-gang, skipa langra
óðr fell sær of súðir.
Sik baztan gram miklu.

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 5 (AI, 410; BI, 379-80); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 761bx, Flat, H, Hr, Mork; texts: Flat 1102(803), H-Hr 225, MH 133, Mork 101
 
5 Vol. 2. Steinn Herdísarson, 3. Óláfsdrápa, 5 [Vol. 2, 371-2] — Steinn Óldr 5II

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Austr helt Engla þrýstir
ótvínn liði sínu,
stóran braut of stýri
straum, sæ, konungr Rauma;
glaðr tók herr, þás, heðra,
hringlestir kom vestan,
allr við ǫflgum stilli.
Óláfr borinn sólu.

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 6 (AI, 410; BI, 380); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 761bx, Flat, H, Hr, Mork; texts: Flat 1103, H-Hr 226, MH 134, Mork 102
 
6 Vol. 2. Steinn Herdísarson, 3. Óláfsdrápa, 6 [Vol. 2, 372-3] — Steinn Óldr 6II

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Heldr, síz hári foldu
heiptbráðr jǫfurr, náði,
ætt þreifsk Egða dróttins,
ólaust konungs-stóli;
mætr hilmir verr malmi
(mank skjǫldungs lof) kǫldum
Rauma grund ok rǫndu.
Ríklundaðr veit undir.

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 12 (AI, 412; BI, 381); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 301x, 51x, 761bx, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, Mork; texts: Flat 1104, Fsk 249, H-Hr 235, MH 135, Mork 103, Mork 105
 
7 Vol. 2. Steinn Herdísarson, 3. Óláfsdrápa, 7 [Vol. 2, 373-4] — Steinn Óldr 7II

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Sín óðul mun Sveini
sóknstrangr í Kaupangi,
þars heilagr gramr hvílir,
(hann's ríkr) jǫfurr banna;
ætt sinni mun unna
Áleifr konungr hála
(Ulfs þarfat þar arfi)
alls Nóregs (til kalla).

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 10 (AI, 411; BI, 381); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 301x, 39, 42x, 51x, 761bx, E, F, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Fsk 248, H-Hr 232, HSig 92, Mork 104
 
8 Vol. 2. Steinn Herdísarson, 3. Óláfsdrápa, 8 [Vol. 2, 374-5] — Steinn Óldr 8II

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Ǫll biðr Egða stillir
eggdjarfra lið seggja
sund fyr sínu landi
sóknǫrr stika dǫrrum;
jǫrð mun eigi verða
auðsótt Fila dróttins
sǫngherðǫndum sverða.
Sik baztan gram miklu.

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 7 (AI, 411; BI, 380); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 301x, 51x, 761bx, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, Mork; texts: Fsk 250, H-Hr 230, Mork 106
 
9 Vol. 2. Steinn Herdísarson, 3. Óláfsdrápa, 9 [Vol. 2, 375-6] — Steinn Óldr 9II

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Veitk hvar Óláfr úti
óslækinn rauð mæki
(deilask mér til mála
minni) fyrsta sinni;
hlaut til hafs fyr útan
Halland konungr (branda)
fǫgr sverð (ruðu fyrðar)
fjǫlgóðr lituð blóði.

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 8 (AI, 411; BI, 380); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 761bx, Mork; texts: Mork 107
 
10 Vol. 2. Steinn Herdísarson, 3. Óláfsdrápa, 10 [Vol. 2, 376] — Steinn Óldr 10II

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Gengu danskir drengir
(dynr varð gǫrr) með brynjur
útan borðs til jarðar
(úrigs malms) ok hjalma;
sukku sárir rekkar
sunnan hafs til grunna,
hár varp hausum þeira
hranngarðr á þrǫm jarðar.

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 9 (AI, 411; BI, 380-1); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 761bx, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 231, Mork 108
 
11 Vol. 2. Steinn Herdísarson, 3. Óláfsdrápa, 11 [Vol. 2, 376-7] — Steinn Óldr 11II

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En at gerva gunni
gramr bjósk við styr ramman,
herskildi bað halda
hraustgeðr konungr austan;
út fœrðu lið lítlu
lǫng borð fyr Stað norðan;
trôðut túnvǫll reyðar
tveir dǫglingar meiri.

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 11 (AI, 411-12; BI, 381); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 761bx, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 233, Mork 109
 
12 Vol. 2. Steinn Herdísarson, 3. Óláfsdrápa, 12 [Vol. 2, 378] — Steinn Óldr 12II

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Lǫnd vill þengill Þrœnda
(þat líkar vel skǫtnum)
ǫll við œrna snilli
eggdjarfr í frið leggja;
hugnar þjóð, þat's þegna
þrályndr til friðmála
kúgar Engla œgir.
Óláfr borinn sólu.

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 13 (AI, 412; BI, 382); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 301x, 39, 51x, 761bx, E, F, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Fsk 251, H-Hr 236, Mork 110, ÓlKyrr 1
 
13 Vol. 2. Steinn Herdísarson, 3. Óláfsdrápa, 13 [Vol. 2, 378-9] — Steinn Óldr 13II

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Gefr áttstuðill jǫfra
ǫrr ok steinda knǫrru
(hann vill hnøggvi sinnar)
hábrynjuð skip (synja);
þjóð nýtr Óláfs auðar;
annarr konungr mǫnnum
se þú hverr slíkt fé reiðir.
Sik baztan gram miklu.

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 14 (AI, 412; BI, 382); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 42x, 761bx, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Mork; texts: H-Hr 241, Mork 114
 
14 Vol. 2. Steinn Herdísarson, 3. Óláfsdrápa, 14 [Vol. 2, 379] — Steinn Óldr 14II

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Herþengill gleðr hringum
hoddǫrr, sás rýðr brodda,
bekksagnir; lætr bragna
bragningr gjǫfum fagna;
Norðmǫnnum gefr nenninn
Nóregs konungr stórum,
ǫrr es Engla þverrir.
Óláfr borinn sólu.

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 15 (AI, 412; BI, 382); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 761bx, F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 238, Mork 115
 
15 Vol. 2. Steinn Herdísarson, 3. Óláfsdrápa, 15 [Vol. 2, 380] — Steinn Óldr 15II

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Hilmir gefr ok hjalma
(hirð) svát enskis virðir
(konungs prýða þau klæði)
kynstórr firum brynjur;
dyggr lætr þungar þiggja
þengill af sér drengi
(vás launar svá vísi
verðung) Hôars gerðar.

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 16 (AI, 413; BI, 382); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 761bx, F, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 242, Mork 116
 
16 Vol. 2. Steinn Herdísarson, 3. Óláfsdrápa, 16 [Vol. 2, 380-1] — Steinn Óldr 16II

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Óláfr gefr, svát jǫfra
alls engi má snjallra,
hǫggvit goll til hylli,
hildinga kon mildi;
gramr, es heiðum himni
hann fremstr konungmanna,
spyr þú hverr glíkt mun gerva,
gjǫflund borinn undir.

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 17 (AI, 413; BI, 383); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: B; mss: 761bx, H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 243, Mork 117
 
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