Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eilífr Goðrúnarson (Eil)

10th century; volume 3; ed. Edith Marold;

1. Þórsdrápa (Þdr) - 23

Skj info: Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Islandsk skjald, omkr. 1000. (AI, 148-52, BI, 139-44).

Skj poems:
1. Et digt om Hakon jarl
2. Þórsdrápa
3. Af et kristeligt digt

Þórsdrápa — Eil ÞdrIII

Edith Marold with the assistance of Vivian Busch, Jana Krüger, Ann-Dörte Kyas and Katharina Seidel, translated from German by John Foulks 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Brepols, Turnhout, p. 68.

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Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa (AI, 148-52, BI, 139-44); stanzas (if different): 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21

in texts: Gramm, LaufE, LaufE, Skm, SnE, TGT

Full edition, translation and commentary for this poem can be found in the printed volume III, p. 68. See the Brepols website for more information. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant).

1 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 1 [Vol. 3, 75] — Eil Þdr 1III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Flugstalla réð felli
fjǫrnets goða at hvetja
(drjúgr vas Loptr at ljúga)
lǫgseims faðir heiman;
geðreynir kvað grœnar
Gauts herþrumu brautir
vilgi tryggr til veggjar
viggs Geirrøðar liggja.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 1 (AI, 148; BI, 139); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 74
 
2 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 2 [Vol. 3, 77] — Eil Þdr 2III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Geðstrangr of lét gǫngu
Gammleið Þóarr skǫmmum
(fýstusk þeir at þrýsta
Þorns niðjum) sik biðja,
þás garðvitjuðr gerðisk,
Gandvíkr Skotum ríkri,
endr til Ymsa kindar
Iðja setrs frá Þriðja.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 2 (AI, 148; BI, 139); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 75
 
3 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 3 [Vol. 3, 80] — Eil Þdr 3III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Gǫrr, varð í fǫr fyrri
farmr, meinsvárans, arma
sóknar hapts með svipti
sagna galdrs an Rǫgnir;
þylk granstrauma Grímnis;
gall- mantælendr halla
-ópnis ilja gaupnum
Endils á mó spendu.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 3 (AI, 148-9; BI, 140); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 76
 
4 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 4 [Vol. 3, 83] — Eil Þdr 4III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Vôru vǫtn ok mýrar,
verðr hitt at þau skerða,
svell vas áðr of alla,
ál, torráðin, hvála.

Skj: Eilífr kúlnasveinn: 2. Lausavísa(?) (AI, 573; BI, 566); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: 744x, 761ax, A, B, W; texts: TGT 9, TGT 58
 
5 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 5 [Vol. 3, 85] — Eil Þdr 5III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Ok, Gangs, vanir gingu
gunn, vargs himintǫrgu
fríðrar unz til fljóða
frumseyrir kom dreyra,
þás bǫlkveitir brjóta
bragðmildr Loka vildi
bræði vændr á brúði
bág sefgrímnis mága.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 4 (AI, 149; BI, 140); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 77
 
6 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 6 [Vol. 3, 87] — Eil Þdr 6III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Ok vegþverrir varra
vann fetrunnar Nǫnnu
hjalts, af hagli oltnar,
hlaupáar, of ver gaupu;
mjǫk leið ór stað støkkvir
stikleiðar veg breiðan
urðar þrjóts, þars eitri,
œstr, þjóðáar fnœstu.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 5 (AI, 149; BI, 140); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 78
 
7 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 7 [Vol. 3, 89] — Eil Þdr 7III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Þar í mǫrk fyrir (-markar
málhvettar byr-) settu
(né hvélvǫlur hálar)
háfs skotnaðra (svôfu);
knátti, hreggi hǫggvin,
hlymþél við mǫl glymja,
en fellihryn fjalla
Feðju þaut með steðja.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 6 (AI, 149; BI, 140); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 79
 
8 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 8 [Vol. 3, 91] — Eil Þdr 8III

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Harðvaxnar leit herðar
halllands of sik falla
(gatat) mar njótr (in neytri)
njarð- (rôð fyr sér) -gjarðar;
þverrir lét, nema þyrri
Þorns, barna sér Marnar,
snerriblóð, til, svíra,
salþaks megin vaxa.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 7 (AI, 149; BI, 141); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 80
 
9 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 9 [Vol. 3, 95] — Eil Þdr 9III

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Óðu fast (en) fríðir
(flaut) eiðsvara Gauta
setrs víkingar snotrir
(svarðrunnit fen) gunnar;
þurði hrǫnn at herði
hauðrs rúmbyggva nauðar
jarðar skafls at afli
áss hretviðri blásin.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 8 (AI, 149; BI, 141); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 81
 
10 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 10 [Vol. 3, 96] — Eil Þdr 10III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Unz með ýta sinni
(aflraun vas þat) skaunar
á seil (himinsjóla)
sjalflopta kom Þjalfi;
hôðu stáli stríðan
straum hrekkmímis ekkjur;
stophnísu fór steypir
stríðlundr með vǫl Gríðar.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 9 (AI, 150; BI, 141); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 82
 
11 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 11 [Vol. 3, 99] — Eil Þdr 11III

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Né djúp- akǫrn drôpu
dolgs, vamms, firum, glamma
stríðkviðjǫndum, stǫðvar
stall við rastar -falli;
ógndjarfan hlaut Atli
eirfjarðan hug meira.
Skalfa Þórs né Þjalfa
þróttar steinn við ótta.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 10 (AI, 150; BI, 141); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 83
 
12 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 12 [Vol. 3, 101] — Eil Þdr 12III

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Ok sifuna síðan
sverðs liðhatar gerðu
hlífar borðs við Hǫrða
harðgleipnis dyn barða,
áðr "hylríðar" hæði
hrjóðendr fjǫru þjóðar
við skyld-Breta "skytju"
skálleik Heðins reikar.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 11 (AI, 150; BI, 142); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 84
 
13 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 13 [Vol. 3, 104] — Eil Þdr 13III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Dreif fyr dróttar kneyfi
dolg Svíþjóðar kolgu
(sótti) ferð (á flótta
flesdrótt í vô) nesja,
þás "funristis" fasta,
flóðrifs Danir, stóðu,
knôttu, Jólnis ættir,
útvés fyrir lúta.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 12 (AI, 150; BI, 142); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 85
 
14 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 14 [Vol. 3, 105] — Eil Þdr 14III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Þars í þróttar hersar
þornrann hugum bornir,
hlymr varð hellis Kumra
hringbalkar, framm gingu;
Lista vas fœrðr í fasta
(friðsein vas þar) hreina
gnípu hlǫðr á greypan
(grôn) hǫtt risa kvánar.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 13 (AI, 150; BI, 142); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 86
 
15 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 15 [Vol. 3, 108] — Eil Þdr 15III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Ok, hôm, loga himni
hall-, fylvingum, -vallar,
trôðusk þær, við tróði
-tungls brá- salar þrungu;
húfstjóri braut hvôru
hreggs váfreiða tveggja
hlátr-Elliða hellis
hundfornan kjǫl sprundi.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 14 (AI, 150; BI, 142); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 87
 
16 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 16 [Vol. 3, 111] — Eil Þdr 16III

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Fátíða nam frœði,
fjarðeplis, konr Jarðar,
mœrar legs né mýgðu
menn ǫlteiti, kenna;
almtaugar laust œgir
angrþjóf sega tangar
Óðins afli soðnum
áttruðr í gin Suðra.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 15 (AI, 151; BI, 142-3); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 88
 
17 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 17 [Vol. 3, 113] — Eil Þdr 17III

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Þrøngvir gein við þungum
þangs rauðbita tangar
kvelrunninna kvinna
kunnleggs alinmunni.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 16 (AI, 151; BI, 143); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: 761ax, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Skm 53
 
18 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 18 [Vol. 3, 115] — Eil Þdr 18III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Svát hraðskyndir handa
hrapmunnum svalg gunnar
lyptisylg á lopti
langvinr síu Þrǫngvar,
þás ǫrþrasis eisa
ós Hrímnis fló drósar
til þrámóðnis Þrúðar
þjóst af greipar brjósti.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 17 (AI, 151; BI, 143); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 89
 
19 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 19 [Vol. 3, 117] — Eil Þdr 19III

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Bifðisk hǫll þás hǫfði
heiðreks of kom breiðu
und fletbjarnar fornan
fótlegg þrasis veggjar;
ítr gulli laust Ullar
jótrs vegtaugar þrjóti
meina niðr í miðjan
mest bígyrðil nestu.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 18 (AI, 151; BI, 143); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: 2368x, 743x, papp10x, R, Tx, W; texts: LaufE 73(280), LaufE 70(357), Skm 90
 
20 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 20 [Vol. 3, 119] — Eil Þdr 20III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Glaums niðjum fór gǫrva
gramr með dreyrgum hamri;
of salvanið Synjar
sigr hlaut arinbauti;
komat tvíviðar tívi
tollur karms, sás harmi,
brautar liðs, of beitti
bekk-, fall, jǫtuns -rekka.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 19 (AI, 151; BI, 143); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 91
 
21 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 21 [Vol. 3, 121] — Eil Þdr 21III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Herblótinn vá hneitir
hógbrotningi skógar
undirfjalfrs af afli
alfheims "bliku" kalfa;
né liðfǫstum Lista
látr val-Rygir môttu
aldrminkanda aldar
Ellu steins of bella.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 20 (AI, 151; BI, 144); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 92
 
22 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 22 [Vol. 3, 123] — Eil Þdr 22III

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Vreiðr stóð Vrǫsku bróðir,
vá gagn faðir Magna;
skelfra Þórs né Þjalfa
þróttar steinn við ótta.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa 21 (AI, 152; BI, 144); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: 761ax, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Skm 44
 
23 Vol. 3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 23 [Vol. 3, 124] — Eil Þdr 23III

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Verðið ér, alls orða
oss grœr of kon mœran
á sefreinu Sónar
sáð, vingjǫfum ráða.

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 1. Et digt om Hakon jarl (AI, 148; BI, 139); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: 761ax, B, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Skm 36
 
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