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Lausavísa — Vagn LvI

Vagn Ákason

Matthew Townend 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Vagn Ákason, Lausavísa’ 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. 366.

 

This stanza (Vagn Lv) is preserved only in Jvs (291 as main ms., 7, Flat, 510), where it is spoken at a critical moment in the sea-battle of Hjǫrungavágr (Liavågen, c. 985; for the battle and other skaldic poetry associated with it, see the entry on Hákon jarl Sigurðarson in ‘Ruler biographies’ in Introduction to this volume.

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