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Þrándr í Gǫtu — ÞrándrI

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Vol. 1, 801 —  — ed. Diana Whaley

Poetry

Biography

Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Biography of) Þrándr í Gǫtu’ 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. 801.

Þrándr (Þrándr), whose nickname refers to his farmstead Gata, on the Faroese island of Austrey, is the Machiavellian hero of Fœreyinga saga (Fær), who deploys wiles and magic in a series of manoeuvres mostly directed against the paragon Sigmundr Brestison, liegeman of King Óláfr Tryggvason (r. c. 995-c. 1000), and his advocacy of royal power and Christianity in the islands. The unique Kredda is the only verse utterance attributed to him.

References

  1. Internal references
  2. Not published: do not cite (FærII)
  3. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Biography of) Óláfr Tryggvason’ 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. 383.
  4. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Þrándr í Gǫtu, Kredda’ 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. 802.

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Þrándr í Gǫtu (Þrándr)

11th century

Skj AI, 211; BI, 202

volume 1

main editor: Diana Whaley

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