Arnórr jarlaskáld

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld (Poet of Earls) (c. 1012 – 1070s) was an Icelandic skald, son of Þórðr Kolbeinsson. Arnórr travelled as a merchant and often visited the Orkney Islands where he composed poems for the Earls, receiving his byname. For king Magnus the Good he composed Hrynhenda. He also composed memorial poems for Magnus the Good and Haraldr harðráði. He is considered one of the major skalds of the 11th century.

See also[edit]