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Þórarinn loftunga (Þloft)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Matthew Townend;

2. Tøgdrápa (Tøgdr) - 8

Skj info: Þórarinn loftunga, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 322-7, BI, 298-301).

Skj poems:
1. Hǫfuðlausn
2. Tøgdrápa
3. Glælognskviða

Few biographical facts are known about Þórarinn loftunga ‘Praise-tongue’ (Þloft). In introducing Þórarinn’s service to King Knútr inn ríki Sveinsson (Cnut the Great), Snorri Sturluson (ÍF 27, 307; cf. ÓH 1941, I, 473) records in general terms that he was an Icelander and a great poet (skáld mikit) who had spent a great deal of time with kings and other chieftains. Knýtl (ÍF 35, 124) gives a similar portrait, and adds that Þórarinn was gamall ‘old’ when he first came to Knútr. However, all of Þórarinn’s extant poetry derives from his service to Knútr and his son Sveinn, and these are the only monarchs for whom Þórarinn is recorded as a poet in Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 258, 267). Þorm Lv 10/1-2 also refers to Knútr rewarding Þórarinn with gold over a long period (for the anecdote in which it is quoted see ÓHLeg 1982, 124-8; ÓH 1941, II, 799-804), and his pre-Knútr career must remain hypothetical. Parts of three poems are preserved: Hǫfuðlausn (Hfl) and Tøgdrápa (Tøgdr) for Knútr, and Glælognskviða (Glækv) for Sveinn, probably composed in this order, and between c. 1027 and 1034; for circumstances of composition and preservation see individual Introductions below. The evidence of the poems suggests that Þórarinn entered Knútr’s service in either England or Denmark, accompanied him on his journey to Norway in 1028, and after 1030 remained at Sveinn’s court in Norway at least until c. 1032. For previous discussions of Þórarinn’s career see LH I, 601-3, Malcolm (1993), and Townend (2005, 256-7).

Tøgdrápa — Þloft TøgdrI

Matthew Townend 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Þórarinn loftunga, Tøgdrápa’ 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. 851.

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Skj: Þórarinn loftunga: 2. Tøgdrápa, 1028 (AI, 322-324, BI, 298-299); stanzas (if different): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

in texts: Flat, Fsk, Hkr, Knýtl, ÓH, ÓHHkr, ÓHLeg, Skm, SnE

SkP info: I, 851

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1 Vol. 1. 51. Þórarinn loftunga, 2. Tøgdrápa, 1 [Vol. 1, 852] — Þloft Tøgdr 1I

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Knútr es und sólar -
Siðnæmr með lið
fór mjǫk mikit
minn vinr þinig,
fœrði ór firði
fimr gramr Lima
út ólítinn
otrheims flota.

Skj: Þórarinn loftunga: 2. Tøgdrápa 2 (AI, 322; BI, 298); tøglag or variants; ed. MT; group: B; mss: 301x, 325V, 325VII, 325XI 2 g, 61, 68, 73ax, 75c, 972x, Bæb, DG8, Flat, FskAx, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 557, Fsk 151, ÓH 120(116), ÓHHkr 113, ÓHLeg 45
 
2 Vol. 1. 51. Þórarinn loftunga, 2. Tøgdrápa, 2 [Vol. 1, 854] — Þloft Tøgdr 2I

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Uggðu Egðir
ǫrbeiðis fǫr
svans siglana
sǫkrammir mjǫk;
alt vas golli
grams skip framit;
vôrum sjón sǫgu
slíks ríkari.

Skj: Þórarinn loftunga: 2. Tøgdrápa 3 (AI, 322-3; BI, 298); tøglag or variants; ed. MT; group: B; mss: 301x, 325V, 325VII, 325XI 2 g, 61, 68, 73ax, 75c, 972x, Bæb, DG8, Flat, FskAx, Holm2, Holm4, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 558, Fsk 152, ÓH 121(117), ÓHHkr 114, ÓHLeg 46
 
3 Vol. 1. 51. Þórarinn loftunga, 2. Tøgdrápa, 3 [Vol. 1, 855] — Þloft Tøgdr 3I

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Ok fyr Lista
liðu framm viðir
hafgjalfrs of haf
hart kolsvartir,
byggt vas innan
alt brimgaltar
suðr sæ skíðum
sund Eikunda.

Skj: Þórarinn loftunga: 2. Tøgdrápa 4 (AI, 323; BI, 299); tøglag or variants; ed. MT; group: B; mss: 301x, 325V, 325VII, 325XI 2 g, 61, 68, 73ax, 75c, 972x, Bæb, DG8, Flat, FskAx, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 559, Fsk 153, ÓH 122(118), ÓHHkr 115, ÓHLeg 47
 
4 Vol. 1. 51. Þórarinn loftunga, 2. Tøgdrápa, 4 [Vol. 1, 857] — Þloft Tøgdr 4I

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Ok fyr fornan
friðmenn liðu
haug Hjǫrnagla
hvast griðfastir,
þars stóð fyr Stað
stafnklifs drifu,
vasa eyðilig
ǫrbeiðis fǫr.

Skj: Þórarinn loftunga: 2. Tøgdrápa 5 (AI, 323; BI, 299); tøglag or variants; ed. MT; group: B; mss: 301x, 325V, 325VII, 325XI 2 g, 61, 68, 73ax, 972x, Bæb, DG8, Flat, FskAx, Holm2, Holm4, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 560, Fsk 154, ÓH 123(119), ÓHHkr 116, ÓHLeg 48
 
5 Vol. 1. 51. Þórarinn loftunga, 2. Tøgdrápa, 5 [Vol. 1, 858] — Þloft Tøgdr 5I

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Knôttu súðir
svǫng mjǫk langar
byrrǫmm bera
brimdýr fyr Stim;
svá liðu sunnan
svalheims Valar,
at kom norðr í Nið
nýtr herflýtir.

Skj: Þórarinn loftunga: 2. Tøgdrápa 6 (AI, 323-4; BI, 299); tøglag or variants; ed. MT; group: B; mss: 301x, 325V, 325VII, 325XI 2 g, 61, 68, 73ax, 972x, Bæb, DG8, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 561, Fsk 0, ÓH 124(120), ÓHHkr 117, ÓHLeg 49
 
6 Vol. 1. 51. Þórarinn loftunga, 2. Tøgdrápa, 6 [Vol. 1, 860] — Þloft Tøgdr 6I

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Þá gaf sínum
snjallr gǫrvallan
Nóreg nefa
njótr veg Jóta,
ok gaf sínum
(segik þat) megi
dals dagvélir
Danmǫrk svana.

Skj: Þórarinn loftunga: 2. Tøgdrápa 7 (AI, 324; BI, 299); tøglag or variants; ed. MT; group: B; mss: 325V, 325VII, 325XI 2 g, 61, 68, 73ax, 972x, Bæb, DG8, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 562, ÓH 125(121), ÓHHkr 118, ÓHLeg 50
 
7 Vol. 1. 51. Þórarinn loftunga, 2. Tøgdrápa, 7 [Vol. 1, 861] — Þloft Tøgdr 7I

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Gjǫld hefk marka
malmdyns fyr hlyn
framm fimm tøgu
forvist borit;
þeira's veitti
víghagr fyr brag
mér morðstœrir,
mann-Baldr es ek fann.

Skj: Þórarinn loftunga: 2. Tøgdrápa 1 (AI, 322; BI, 298); tøglag or variants; ed. MT; group: B; mss: 20dx, 41x, 873x, ; texts: Knýtl 23
 
8 Vol. 1. 51. Þórarinn loftunga, 2. Tøgdrápa, 8 [Vol. 1, 862] — Þloft Tøgdr 8I

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Gatk gollskata;
gǫr's leygs of bǫr
gǫtu gunnvita
gráps tøgdrápa.

Skj: Þórarinn loftunga: 2. Tøgdrápa 8 (AI, 324; BI, 299); tøglag or variants; ed. MT; group: B; mss: A, C, R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 202
 
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