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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Vitgeirr seiðmaðr (Vitg)

9th century; volume 1; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Vitgeirr seiðmaðr, Norsk; omkr. 900. (AI, 33, BI, 29).

Skj poems:
Lausavísa

Aside from the brief sections in Hkr (Hhárf), ÓT, and ÓH which relate the episode containing this stanza, Vitgeirr seiðmaðr ‘Sorcerer’ (Vitg) is not mentioned elsewhere. According to the prose texts, he was a Norwegian who lived in Hǫrðaland (Hordaland), around 900.

Lausavísa — Vitg LvI

Kari Ellen Gade 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Vitgeirr seiðmaðr, Lausavísa’ 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. 141.

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Skj: Vitgeirr seiðmaðr: Lausavísa (AI, 33, BI, 29); stanzas (if different): [v]

SkP info: I, 141

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1 — Vitg Lv 1I

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Note: The following transcriptions have been entered to aid the editing process. These may not have been fully reviewed and checked and may therefore not be reliable. You may wish to consult the manuscript images. Any corrections can be notified to the database editor.

 Kx Þá er vá litil | at ver síþim | karla bo᷎rn | ok kerlinga | er Ro᷎gnvaldr siþr | rettilbeíni | hroðmꜹgr Haraldz | a Haðalandi |   edit 
 321x þad er va litil a⸌d⸍ | ver seidim karlaborn og kerlinga er Raugnvalldur seider Rettil | beine hródmaugr haralldz ä hadlande.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 325V Þat er vá litil at ver | seiðim karlla bornn ok kerlinga · er ʀavgn | valldr seiðir rettil beiní þioð mavgr | harallz a haða landi   [VEÞ]  edit 

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