was according to Skáldatal
the court skald
of the Swedish kings Eysteinn Beli
and Björn at Haugi
. There are no extant poems by Erpr.
Skáldatal tells that Erpr committed the crime of killing in a sanctuary. He avoided the death penalty by composing a drápa about Saurr konungshundr.
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.