Egla, 02

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Chapter 2

Audbjorn was then king over the Firthfolk; there was an earl of his named Hroald, whose son was Thorir.

Atli the Slim was then an earl, he dwelt at Gaula; he had sons - Hallstein, Holmstein, and Herstein; and a daughter, Solveig the Fair.

It happened one autumn that much people were gathered at Gaula for a sacrificial feast, then saw Aulvir Hnuf Solveig and courted her; he afterwards asked her to wife. But the earl thought him an unequal match and would not give her. Whereupon Aulvir composed many love-songs,[1] and thought so much of Solveig that he left freebooting, but Thorolf and Eyvind Lambi kept it on.

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  1. love-songs: "… 'Egils saga' features none of the "many love-poems" that Ölvir Hnufa, the later scald of Harald fair-hair, may have composed about the beautiful Solveig according to the saga's author …" Bjarni Einarsson. Über Art und Herkunft einer Gruppe von Skaldensagas (p. 354)

Kafli 2

Auðbjörn hét þá konungur yfir Firðafylki. Hróaldur hét jarl hans en Þórir son jarlsins.

Þá var Atli hinn mjóvi jarl. Hann bjó á Gaulum. Hans börn voru þau Hallsteinn, Hólmsteinn, Hersteinn og Solveig hin fagra.

Það var á einu hausti að fjölmennt var á Gaulum að haustblóti. Þá sá Ölvir hnúfa Solveigu og gerði sér um títt. Síðan bað hann hennar en jarlinum þótti mannamunur og vildi eigi gifta hana. Síðan orti Ölvir mörg mansöngskvæði.[1] Svo mikið gerði Ölvir sér um Solveigu að hann lét af herförum og voru þá í herförum Þórólfur og Eyvindur lambi.

Tilvísanir

  1. mansöngskvæði: "… 'Egils saga' features none of the "many love-poems" that Ölvir Hnufa, the later scald of Harald fair-hair, may have composed about the beautiful Solveig according to the saga's author …" Bjarni Einarsson. Über Art und Herkunft einer Gruppe von Skaldensagas (s. 354)

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