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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Anonymous Poems, 2. Nóregs konungatal, 30 [Vol. 2, 780]

[All]: Óláfr inn helgi Haraldsson (S. Óláfr) was killed at the battle of Stiklestad, Trøndelag (on 29 July 1030; for this date, see McDougall and McDougall 1998, 88-9 n. 204). Two of the leaders of the opposing army were Kálfr Árnason and Þórir hundr ‘Dog’ Þórisson. Kálfr belonged to the illustrious family of the Arnmœðlingar. See the additions to Fsk (IV. Hér hefr Arnmœðlingatal ‘Here begins the enumeration of the Arnmœðlingar’, ÍF 29, 371-3). Þórir was a member of the Bjarkøy family (Bjarkeyingar; see Genealogy IX in ÍF 28).


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