(also Sighvatur, Sigvatr)
. 1170-1238) was a skaldic
and member of the
clan. His parents
of Hvammr and Guðný Böðvarsdóttir. His younger brother,
the famous poet and historian Snorri
Sturluson, grew up away from home, in Oddi, while Sighvatr and
his elder brother Þórð(u)r were brought up in Hvammr.
Nothing is known of his education. He married Kolbeinn Tumason
’s sister Holldóra
Tumadóttir, with whom he had a son, Sturla Sighvatsson
He figures in the Sturlunga
, one of the sources to cite his poetry. Only two
stanzas of Sighvatr’s work now remain: the first refers to the
killing of Hallr
, the other to a dream
before his death in the Battle of Örlygsstaðir
- Guðrún Nordal, Tools of Literacy. The Role of
Skaldic Verse in Icelandic Textual Culture of the Twelfth and
Thirteenth Centuries. Toronto: University of Toronto Press,
2001. pp. 186–7.
- Lausavísur, Skaldic Poetry of the
Scandinavian Middle Ages.