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Valgarðr á Velli (Valg)

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

Poem about Haraldr harðráði (Har) - 11

Skj info: Valgarðr á Velli, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 390-3, BI, 360-3).

Skj poems:
Et digt om Harald hårdråde

Nothing is known about Valgarðr (Valg), but his nickname (á Velli ‘at Völlur’) indicates that he could have belonged to the family of Mǫrðr Valgarðsson from Völlur (Rangársýsla) in southern Iceland (see Brennu-Njáls saga, ÍF 12, passim; SnE 1848-87, III, 605-6; LH 1894-1901, I, 637-8). Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 275) lists him among Haraldr Sigurðarson’s court poets.

Poem about Haraldr harðráði — Valg HarII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Valgarðr á Velli, 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. 300-10.

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Skj: Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde (AI, 390-3, BI, 360-3)

SkP info: II, 301-2

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2 — Valg Har 2II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Valgarðr á Velli, Poem about Haraldr harðráði 2’ 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. 301-2.

Snarla skaut ór sóti
— sveyk of hús ok reykir
stóðu stopðir síðan —
steinóðr logi glóðum.

Steinóðr logi skaut snarla glóðum ór sóti, ok stopðir reykir stóðu síðan of sveyk hús.

The furious flame quickly shot embers from the soot, and straight columns of smoke then rose above tottering houses.

editions: Skj Valgarðr á Velli: Et digt om Harald hårdråde 2 (AI, 390; BI, 360); Skald I, 180; SnE 1848-87, I, 506-7, II, 354, 453, 536, 602, SnE 1931, 177, SnE 1998, I, 97.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 38v, 26 - 38v, 27 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 40v, 2 - 40v, 2 (SnE)  image  
DG 11 (U) 40v, 21 - 40v, 21 [3-4] (SnE)  image  
AM 748 I b 4° (A) 13v, 23 - 13v, 24 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 757 a 4° (B) 6r, 22 - 6r, 23 (SnE)  image  image  image  image  
AM 744 4°x (744x) 37v - 37v (SnE)  image  
AM 748 II 4° (C) 8r, 8 - 8r, 9 (SnE)  image  image  
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