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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. Anonymous Lausavísur, 1. Lausavísa from Ágrip af Nóregskonunga sǫgum, 1about Haraldr gráfeld [Vol. 1, 1072]

[2] til Gráfeldar ‘to Gráfeldr (“Grey-cloak”)’: Haraldr Eiríksson, the son of Eiríkr blóðøx ‘Blood-axe’ Eiríksson and Gunnhildr, got this nickname because he wore a grey cloak of sheepskin given to him by Icelandic merchants (see ÍF 26, 211-12 and Note to Anon Nkt 16/5II; for Haraldr’s career see ‘Ruler biographies’ in Introduction to this volume.


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