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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. 14. Þórðr Særeksson (Sjáreksson), 1. Þórálfs drápa Skólmssonar, 2 [Vol. 1, 238]

[7] gramr ‘the ruler’: The ruler fallen in flight must be the same person who is referred to as ótti golls ‘the terror of gold’ (ll. 6, 7), namely, Haraldr’s oldest and most distinguished brother, Gamli Eiríksson. Gamli had been killed when he fled from Hákon following the battle at Rastarkálfr on the island of Fræði (Frei), c. 955; see Gsind Hákdr 8, Eyv Lv 6, Glúmr Lv; ÍF 26, 179-81; ÍF 29, 81-2.


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