Jórunn skáldmær

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Jórunn skáldmær ("poet-maiden") was a Norwegian skald active in the first half of the 10th century. Only two stanzas and three half-stanzas of her Sendibítr ("Biting message") were preserved, mostly in Snorri Sturluson's works.[1] The Sendibítr, which deals with a conflict between Harald Fairhair and his son Halfdan the Black, is the longest recorded skaldic poem composed by a woman.[2]

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  1. ^ Haralds saga hárfagra, Óláfs saga helga in sérstaka, Skáldskaparmál.
  2. ^ Borovsky, Zoe. 1999. "Never in public: Women and performance in Old Norse Literature". Journal of American Folklore. 112 (443): 6–39.

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