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Illugi bryndœlaskáld (Ill)

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

Poem about Haraldr harðráði (Har) - 4

Skj info: Illugi Bryndœlaskáld, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 384, BI, 354).

Skj poems:
1. Et digt om Harald hårdråde
2. Lausavísa

Nothing is known about Illugi (Ill), but his nickname bryndœlaskáld ‘Poet of the People of Brynjudalur’ indicates that he either came from Brynjudalur in southern Iceland or composed about people from that region (see SnE 1848-87, III, 595-9; LH 1894-1901, I, 634). Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 275) lists him among Haraldr Sigurðarson’s poets.

Poem about Haraldr harðráði — Ill HarII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Illugi bryndœlaskáld, Poem about Haraldr harðráði’ 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. 282-5.

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Skj: Illugi Bryndœlaskáld: 1. Et digt om Harald hårdråde (AI, 384, BI, 354)

SkP info: II, 282-3

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1 — Ill Har 1II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Illugi bryndœlaskáld, Poem about Haraldr harðráði 1’ 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. 282-3.

Vargs vas munr, þats margan
— menskerðir stakk sverði
myrkaurriða markar —
minn dróttinn rak flótta.

Vas munr vargs, þats dróttinn minn rak margan flótta; {menskerðir} stakk {myrkaurriða markar} sverði.

It was the pleasure of the wolf that my lord put many to flight; {the necklace-diminisher} [GENEROUS MAN = Sigurðr] pierced {the dark trout of the forest} [SERPENT = Fáfnir] with the sword.

editions: Skj Illugi Bryndœlaskáld: 1. Et digt om Harald hårdråde 1 (AI, 384; BI, 354); Skald I, 177; SnE 1848-87, I, 478-9, II, 350, 455, 538, 594, SnE 1931, 169, SnE 1998, I, 88; LaufE 1979, 310, 401.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 37r, 29 - 37r, 31 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 39r, 1 - 39r, 1 (SnE)  image  
DG 11 (U) 39v, 26 - 39v, 27 (SnE)  image  
AM 748 I b 4° (A) 14r, 7 - 14r, 8 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 757 a 4° (B) 6r, 39 - 6r, 40 (SnE)  image  image  image  image  
AM 744 4°x (744x) 39v - 39v (SnE)  image  
AM 748 II 4° (C) 6v, 11 - 6v, 12 (SnE)  image  image  
Holm papp 10 4°x (papp10x) 53r - 53r (LaufE)  image  
GKS 2368 4°x (2368x) 136 - 136 (LaufE)  image  
AM 743 4°x (743x) 101r, 11 - 101r, 14 (LaufE)  image  image  
AM 164 8°x (164x) 41r, 6 - 41r, 7 [1-2] (LaufE)  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 211r, 2 - 211r, 5  image  
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