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Vol. I. Poetry for Scandinavian Rulers 1: From Mythological Times to c. 1035 8. Volume Introduction 4. Biographies 4.1. Ruler biographies 4.1.a. Kings and jarls of Norway 11. Rǫgnvaldr heiðumhæri Óláfsson (later ninth century)

11. Rǫgnvaldr heiðumhæri Óláfsson (later ninth century)

Rǫgnvaldr heiðumhæri ‘High with Honours’, son of Óláfr Geirstaðaálfr ‘Elf of Geirstaðir’ and cousin of Haraldr hárfagri (q. v.), was supposedly king of Vestfold or Grenland in south-eastern Norway in the ninth century. Þjóð Yt is said to have been composed for Rǫgnvaldr: see Prologue to Hkr (ÍF 26, 4; Hollander 1964a, 3); Yng (ÍF 26, 83, Hollander 1964a, 50); also Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 253, 261, 273). On the form of the nickname (heiðumhár or heiðumhæri), see Note to Þjóð Yt 27/7.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. SnE 1848-87 = Snorri Sturluson. 1848-87. Edda Snorra Sturlusonar: Edda Snorronis Sturlaei. Ed. Jón Sigurðsson et al. 3 vols. Copenhagen: Legatum Arnamagnaeanum. Rpt. Osnabrück: Zeller, 1966.
  3. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  4. Hollander, Lee M., trans. 1964a. Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway by Snorri Sturluson. Austin: The American-Scandinavian Foundation. Rpt. 1991 (rpt. cited in SkP II).
  5. Internal references
  6. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Heimskringla (Hkr)’ 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 [check printed volume for citation].
  7. Not published: do not cite (YngII)
  8. Edith Marold with the assistance of Vivian Busch, Jana Krüger, Ann-Dörte Kyas and Katharina Seidel, translated from German by John Foulks 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal’ 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. 3.
  9. Edith Marold (ed.) 2012, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal 27’ 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. 58.
  10. Not published: do not cite ()
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