Erpr lútandi

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Erpr lútandi was according to Skáldatal the court skald of the Swedish kings Eysteinn Beli and Björn at Haugi. There are no extant poems by Erpr.[1]

Skáldatal tells that Erpr committed the crime of killing in a sanctuary. He avoided the death penalty by composing a drápa about Saurr konungshundr. [2]

Landnámabók adds that he had a daughter named Lopthœna who was the wife of Bragi Boddason, another skald of king Eysteinn Beli. Lopthœna and Bragi were ancestors of Gunnlaugr ormstunga.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The North British Review. L. Scott. 1867. p. 73. 
  2. ^ Daniel Anlezark (2011). Myths, Legends, and Heroes: Essays on Old Norse and Old English Literature in Honour of John McKinnell. University of Toronto Press. p. 97. ISBN 978-0-8020-9947-1.