Viðauki II: Skáldatal

Skáldatal (Catalogue of Poets) is a short prose work in Old Norse. It is preserved in two manuscripts: DG 11, or Codex Uppsaliensis, which is one of the four main manuscripts of the Prose Edda (first quarter of the 14th century), and AM 761 a 4to (about 1700), which also contains Skaldic poems. It lists the court poets of Scandinavian rulers from legendary times up to the late 13th century with short notes on some.

The work generally agrees with extant knowledge on court poets from other sources though in some cases more poets are known for a certain ruler than are listed in Skáldatal. In other cases poets listed there are otherwise unknown.

Steinvör Sighvatsdóttir is the only woman listed in Skáldatal.

Appendix II: Poetry

The tally of the poets of Danish kings and the Swedish

Starkaðr the old was a poet. His runes/rhymes are the oldest of what people know nowadays. He wrote of Danish kings.

Ragnarr king Loðbrók was a poet and his wife Áslaug, and their sons.

  • Bragi poet the old Boddason.

Eysteinn beli.

  • Bragi the old.
  • Grundi the courteous.
  • Erpr lútandi.
  • Kálfr þrænzki.
  • Refr ryzki.
  • Ormr oframi.
  • Ölvaldi.
  • and still Ölvaldi.
  • Ávaldi.
  • Fleinn poet.
  • Rögnvaldr the poet.

Björn at Haugi.

  • Bragi the old.
  • Erpr lútandi made a killing in a sacred place, and was therefore to be killed himself. He wrote a poem about Saur the dog of the king to save his own head.

Eiríkr Refilsson.

  • Álfr earl the small.

Styrbjörn the strong.

  • Úlfr earl of Súlu.

Eiríkr the winning.

  • Þorvaldr Hjaltason.

Óláfr the swedish.

  • Gunnlaugr omstunga.
  • Hrafn Önundarson.
  • Óttarr the black.
  • Gizurr the black.

Önundr Óláfsson.

  • Sighvatr poet Þórðarson.
  • Óttarr the black.

Ingi Steinkelsson.

  • Markús Skeggjason lögsögumaðr.

Sörkvir Kolsson.

  • Einarr Skúlason. Halldórr skvaldri.

Knútr Eiríksson.

  • Hallbjörn tail. Þorsteinn Þorbjarnarson.

Sörkvir Karlsson.

  • Sumarliði poet. Þorgeirr Dane poet. (poet of the Danes)

Eiríkr Knútsson.

  • Grani Hallbjarnarson.

Jón Sörkvisson.

  • Eiríkr Eiríksson.

Óláfr Þórðarson.

Jón earl Sörkvisson.

  • Einarr Skúlason. Halldórr the talkative.

Sóni earl Ívarsson.

  • Halldórr the talkative.

Karl earl Sónason.

  • Halldórr the talkative.

Birgir earl Magnússon.

  • Sturla Þórðarson.

Here is the tally of the Norwegian kings poets

Þjóðólfr the hvinverski wrote of Rögnvald the heiðumhæra Ynglingatal (the tally of Ynglinga), the brother in law of Haraldr the fair haired, and tallied thirty of his ancestors. He told of each of their deaths and burial place.

Haraldr the fair haired.

  • Auðunn illskælda.
  • Þorbjörn hornklofi.
  • Ölvir hnúfa.
  • Þjóðólfr ór Hvini.
  • Úlfr Sebbason.
  • Guthormr sindri.

Eiríkr king bloodaxe.

  • Egill Skalla-Grímsson.
  • Glúmr Geirason.

Hálvdan the black.

  • Guthormr sindri.

Hákon the kind.

  • Eyvindr skáldaspillir.
  • Guthormr sindri.

Haraldr gráfeldr.

  • Glúmr Geirason.
  • Kormákr Ögmundarson.

Óláfr Tryggvason.

  • Hallfreðr problempoet.
  • Bjarni poet.

Óláfr the sacred.

  • Sighvatr Þórðarson.
  • Óttarr the black.
  • Bersi Torfuson.
  • Þórðr Kolbeinsson.
  • Þorfinnr munnr.
  • Þormóðr Kolbrúnarspoet.
  • Gizurr gullbrá.
  • Hofgarða-Refr.
  • Skafti Þóroddsson.
  • Þórðr Sjáreksson.

Magnús the kind.

  • Sighvatr poet.
  • Arnórr the poet of earls.
  • Oddr kíkinapoet.
  • Refr poet.
  • Þjóðólfr poet.

Haraldr Sigurðsson.

  • Þjóðólfr Arnórsson.
  • Bölverkr, his brother.
  • Valþjófr.
  • Oddr kíkina[poet].
  • Stúfr the blind.
  • Arnórr the poet of earls.
  • Illugi Bryndælapoet.
  • Grani poet.
  • Sneglu-Halli.
  • Þórarinn Skeggjason.
  • Valgarðr from Velli.
  • Halli the stiff.
  • Steinn Herdísarson.

Óláfr the still.

  • Arnórr the poet of earls.
  • Steinn Herdísarson.
  • Atli the small.
  • Vilborg poet.
  • Þorkell hamarpoet.

Magnús the bare foot.

  • Þorkell hamarpoet.
  • Ívarr Ingimundarson.
  • Halldórr the talkative.
  • Björn krepphendi.
  • Bárðr the black.
  • Gísl Illugason.

Sigurðr Jórsalafari.

  • Einarr Skúlason.
  • Ívarr Ingimundarson.
  • Halldórr the talkative.
  • Þórarinn stuttfeldr.
  • Þorvaldr blöndupoet.
  • Árni fjöruskeifr.

Eysteinn Magnússon.

  • Ívarr Ingimundarson.
  • Einarr Skúlason.

Haraldr gilli.

  • Einarr Skúlason.
  • Halldórr the talkative.
  • Hallr monk.

Magnús the blind.

  • Einarr Skúlason.

Sigurðr slembir.

  • Ívarr Ingimundarson.

Ingi Haraldsson.

  • Einarr Skúlason.
  • Þorvarðr Þorgeirsson.
  • Kolli poet.
  • Halldórr the talkative.

Sigurðr Haraldsson.

  • Einarr Skúlason.
  • Böðvarr balti.
  • Þorbjörn gaus.

Eysteinn Haraldsson.

  • Einarr Skúlason.
  • Sigurðr skrauti.

Magnús Erlingsson.

  • Þorbjörn Skakkapoet.
  • Súgandi poet.
  • Hallr Snorrason.
  • Markús Stephánsson.
  • Þórðr Hallsson.
  • Poetic-Máni.

Hákon herðibreiðr.

  • Þorbjörn gaus.

Sverrir king.

  • Ásgrímr Ketilsson.
  • Þorsteinn Þorbjarnarson.
  • Sumarliði.
  • Arnórr Saxason.
  • Hallbjörn tail.
  • Blakkr poet.
  • Únáss Stephánsson.
  • Ljótr poet.
  • Bragi.
  • Snorri Sturluson.
  • Sighvatr Egilsson.
  • Snorri Bútsson.
  • Þorbjörn Skakkapoet.

Hákon Sverrisson.

  • Ljótr poet.
  • Bragi Hallsson.

Ingi Bárðarson.

  • Snorri Sturluson.
  • Ljótr Sumarliðason.
  • Játgeirr Torfason.
  • Höskuldr the blind.
  • Runólfr.

Hákon king Hákonarson.

  • Snorri Sturluson.
  • Óláfr Þórðarson
  • Sturla Þórðarson.
  • Játgeirr Torfason.
  • Gizurr earl.
  • Árni the long.
  • Óláfr Leggsson.
  • Guthormr körtr.

Hákon, the son of Hákon the crowned king.

  • Óláfr Þórðarson.

Magnús Hákonarson.

  • Sturla Þórðarson.

Eiríkr Magnússon.

  • Þorsteinn Örvendilsson.
  • Þorvaldr Helgason.
  • Jón murti Egilsson.
  • Þorsteinn Ingjaldsson.
  • Guðmundr poet.

Eyvindr skáldaspillir wrote a poem about Hákon the rich, which is named Háleygjatal, (tally of Háleygja) there he tallied his ancestors up ‘til Óðin and spoke of deaths and burial places of each one.

Hákon earl Grjótgarðsson.

  • Þjóðólfr from Hvini.

Sigurðr Hlaðajarl.

  • Kormákr Ögmundarson

Hákon earl the rich.

  • Eyvindr Finnsson.
  • Einarr skálaglamm.
  • Tindr Hallkelsson.
  • Skafti Þóroddsson.
  • Þórólfr munnr.
  • Eilífr Guðrúnarson.
  • Vigfúss Víga-Glúmsson.
  • Þorleifr poet.
  • Hvannár-Kálfr.

Eiríkr earl Hákonarson.

  • Hallfreðr problempoet.
  • Gunnlaugr ormstunga.
  • Hrafn Önundarson.
  • Þórðr Kolbeinsson.
  • Halldórr the non christian.
  • Eyjólfr achievementpoet.
  • Skúli Þorsteinsson.
  • Þórðr Sjáreksson.

Sveinn earl Hákonarson.

  • Bersi Torfuson.

Hákon earl[Eiríksson].

Ormr earl Eilífsson.

Hákon earl Ívarsson.

Sigurðr earl Hávarðsson.

Erlingr the crooked.

  • Þorbjörn skakkapoet. Súgandi poet.

Eiríkr earl Sigurðarson.

Philippus earl Birgisson. Hákon galinn.

  • Snorri Sturluson.
  • Ivarr Kálfsson.
  • Steinn Ófeigsson.
  • Ljótr poet.
  • Þorsteinn Eyjólfsson.

Skúli duke.

  • Snorri Sturluson.
  • Óláfr Þórðarson.
  • Játgeirr poet.
  • Ljótr poet.
  • Álfr Eyjólfsson.
  • Sturla Bárðarson.
  • Guðmundr Oddsson.
  • Teitr poet.
  • Roðgeirr Aflason.
  • Þórálfr priest.

Knútr Hákonarson.

Óláfr Þórðarson.

Sveinn tjúguskegg.

Óttar the black.

Knútr the rich.

  • Sighvatr poet.
  • Óttarr the black.
  • Þórarinn loftunga.
  • Hallvarðr Háreksblesi.
  • Bersi Torfuson.
  • Steinn Skaftason.
  • Arnórr the poet of earls.
  • Óðarkeftr.

Sveinn Alfífuson.

  • Þórarinn loftunga.

Sveinn Úlfsson.

  • Þorleikr the handsom.
  • Þórðr Kolb[eins]son.

Knútr the holy.

  • Kálfr Mánason.
  • Skúli Illugason.
  • Markús Skeggjason.

Eiríkr Sveinsson.

  • Markús Skeggjason.

Eiríkr king eimuni.

  • Halldórr the talkative.

Sveinn svífandi.

  • Einarr Skúlason.

Valdimarr Knútsson.

  • Þorsteinn kroppr.
  • Arnhallr Þorvaldsson.

Knútr Valdimarsson.

  • Þorgeirr Þorvaldsson.

Vadimarr the old.

  • Óláfr Þórðarson.
  • Játgeirr Torfason.
  • Þorgeirr poet of the Danes.
  • Suguvaldi.

Strút-Haraldr earl.

  • Þjóðólfr from Hvini.

Sigvaldi earl.

  • Þórðr Sigvaldapoet.

Haraldr Þorkelsson.

  • Þjóðólfr Arnórsson.

Aðalsteinn Englaking.

  • Egill Skalla-Grímsson.

Aðalráðr king.

  • Gunnlaugr ormstunga.

Úlfr the óargi was a great warrior in Norway, in Naumudali, the father of Hallbjarnar halftrolls, the father of Ketils hæings. In one night Úlfr wrote a rune/rhyme of his achievements. He was dead before sunrise.

Þorleifr inn spaki.

  • Þjóðólfr from Hvini.

Arinbjörn hersir.

  • Egill Skalla-Grímsson.

Þorsteinn Þóruson.

  • Egill Skalla-Grímsson.

Erlingr Skjálgsson.

  • Sighvatr poet.

Guðbrandr í Dölum. (from Dalir)

  • Óttarr the black.

Ívarr the white.

  • Sighvatr poet.

Hárekr from Þjóttu.

  • Refr Gestsson.

Einarr the fly.

  • Refr poet.

Kálfr Árnason.

  • Bjarni Gullbrárpoet.

Úlfr stallari.

  • Steinn Herdísarson.

Eysteinn orri.

  • Þorkell hamarpoet.

Viðkunnr Jónsson.

  • Ásu-Þórðr.

Gregóríus Dagsson.

  • Einarr Skúlason.

Nikolás Skjaldvararson.

  • Súgandi poet.

Eindriði the young.

  • Einarr Skúlason.

Ívarr selki.

  • Arnórr Kálfsson.

Sigurðr monk.

  • Arnórr Kálfsson.

Arinbjörn Jónsson.

  • Óláfr Herdísarson.

Gautr on Meli.

  • Steinvör Sighvatsdóttir.
  • Óláfr Herdísarson.
  • Dagfinnr Guðlaugsson.

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