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Note to Anon (Ágr) 1I

[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.


  1. Bibliography
  2. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  3. Internal references
  4. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 16’ 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, p. 772.


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