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Anon Nkt 11II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 11’ 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. 769.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
101112

En Eirekr
undan flýði
heiptargjarn
ok hans synir.
Kom harðráðr
hersa mýgir
aptr í land
aldri síðan.

En Eirekr flýði undan, heiptargjarn, ok synir hans. {Harðráðr mýgir hersa} kom aldri síðan aptr í land.

But Eiríkr fled away, vengeance-eager, and his sons [as well]. {The harsh-ruling oppressor of hersar} [RULER] never again returned to the land.

Mss: Flat(144va)

Editions: Skj AI, 580-1, Skj BI, 577, Skald I, 279-80; Flat 1860-8, II, 521.

Notes: [All]: Eiríkr blóðøx and his sons went into exile the year after the return of Eiríkr’s half-brother, Hákon. See Theodoricus (MHN 7), Ágr (ÍF 29, 8), Fsk (ÍF 29, 76), HákgóðHkr (ÍF 26, 152). — [3] heiptargjarn ‘vengeance-eager’: Could also be taken in the more general sense ‘battle-eager’. See also st. 53/7.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Ágr = [Anonymous] Ágrip af Nóregs konunga sögum.
  4. Flat 1860-8 = Gudbrand Vigfusson [Guðbrandur Vigfússon] and C. R. Unger, eds. 1860-8. Flateyjarbók. En samling af norske konge-sagaer med indskudte mindre fortællinger om begivenheder i og udenfor Norge samt annaler. 3 vols. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  5. MHN = Storm, Gustav, ed. 1880. Monumenta historica Norvegiæ: Latinske kildeskrifter til Norges historie i middelalderen. Kristiania (Oslo): Brøgger. Rpt. 1973. Oslo: Aas & Wahl.
  6. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  7. ÍF 29 = Ágrip af Nóregskonunga sǫgum; Fagrskinna—Nóregs konungatal. Ed. Bjarni Einarsson. 1985.
  8. Theodoricus = Theodrici monachi historia de antiquitate regum Norwagiensium. In MHN 1-68.
  9. Internal references
  10. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘Fagrskinna (Fsk)’ 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, pp. clix-clxi.
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