Þórvaldr Hjaltason

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Þórvaldr Hjaltason was an Icelandic skald in the service of the Swedish king Eric the Victorious. He took part in the Battle of the Fýrisvellir against Styrbjörn the Strong and composed the following two lausavísur:

Farið til Fýrisvallar,
folka tungls, hverr's hungrar,
vörðr, at virkis garði
vestr kveldriðu hesta ;
þar hefr hreggdrauga höggvit
(hóllaust es þat) sólar
elfar skíðs fyr ulfa
Eiríkr í dyn geira.[1]
Ilt varð ölna fjalla
örkveðjöndum beðjar
til Svíþjóðar síðan
sveim víkinga heiman ;
þat eitt lifir þeira,
þeir höfðu lið fleira,
(gótt vas) hers (at henda)
hundmargs, es rann undan.[2]

Other poems found in Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa may also be his productions.

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