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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Vol. II. Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: from c. 1035 to c. 1300

1. Kings of Norway

a. Eysteinn II Haraldsson (r. 1142-57) (KEG)
b. Eysteinn I Magnússon (r. 1103-23) (KEG)
c. Hákon IV Hákonarson (r. 1217-63) (KEG)
d. Hákon II herðibreiðr Sigurðarson (r. 1157-62) (KEG)
e. Hákon Þórisfóstri Magnússon (r. 1093-4) (KEG)
f. Haraldr IV gilli(-kristr) Magnússon (r. 1130-6) (KEG)
g. Haraldr III harðráði Sigurðarson (Hharð) (r. 1046-66) (KEG)
h. Ingi I Haraldsson (r. 1136-61) (KEG)
i. Magnús III berfœttr Óláfsson (Mberf) (r. 1093-1103) (KEG)
j. Magnús IV inn blindi Sigurðarson (r. 1130-5; 1137-9) (KEG)
k. Magnús V Erlingsson (r. 1161-84) (KEG)
l. Magnús I inn góði Óláfsson (Mgóð) (r. 1035-47) (KEG)
m. Magnús VI lagabœtir Hákonarson (r. 1263-80) (KEG)
n. Óláfr III kyrri Haraldsson (r. 1067-93) (KEG)
o. Óláfr Magnússon (r. 1103-15) (KEG)
p. Sigurðr I jórsalafari Magnússon (Sjórs) (r. 1103-30) (KEG)
q. Sigurðr II munnr Haraldsson (r. 1136-55) (KEG)
r. Sigurðr slembidjákn Magnússon (Slembir) (r. 1136-9) (KEG)
s. Sverrir I Sigurðarson (r. 1177-1202) (KEG)

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q. Sigurðr II munnr Haraldsson (r. 1136-55) (KEG)

Saga: Hsona (Fsk, H-Hr, Hkr, Mork).

The father of Sigurðr munnr ‘the Mouth’ was Haraldr gilli, and his mother was Þóra Guthormsdóttir (see Genealogy II.4 in ÍF 28). He was king of Norway 1136-55 and ruled jointly with his half-brothers Ingi (1136-55) and Eysteinn (1142-55). Sigurðr was killed in Bergen (10 June 1155) by Grégóríus Dagsson and his men with the sanction of his half-brother, Ingi (see Anon Nkt 56-8). See Mork (Mork 1928-32, 414-59; Andersson and Gade 2000, 372-402), Fsk (ÍF 29, 326, 331-8; Finlay 2004, 262, 266-72), Hkr (ÍF 28, 303-41; Hollander 1991, 736-63), H-Hr (Fms 7, 206-47).

Events documented in poetry: The battle of Holmengrå against Magnús inn blindi and Sigurðr slembir on 12 November 1139 (Ív Sig 34-45; Kolli Ingdr 4-5; Balti Sigdr 1-3; ESk Ingdr 1); Sigurðr’s death in Bergen (ESk Ingdr 2-4). See also ESk Harsonkv, Sigdr II and Geisl 8VII.

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