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Runic Dictionary

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Eilífr Goðrúnarson (Eil)

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

2. Hákonar drápa jarls (Hákdr) - 0

Hardly anything is known about the life of Eilífr Goðrúnarson (Eil). According to Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 256, 266, 280), he was active as a skald at the court of Hákon jarl Sigurðarson in Norway around the end of the tenth century. Some scholars have argued that a word-play in a stanza preserved in Skm (SnE) conceals the name of Hákon jarl, thus confirming the information of Skáldatal, but the present edition, following Lie (1976, 399) is sceptical of that hypothesis (see Þdr 23, Note to [All]). Eilífr’s only surviving works are the long poem Þórsdrápa (Eil Þdr, 23 stanzas) and one fragment of a Christian poem (Eil Frag).

Hákonar drápa jarls — Eil HákdrIII

Not published: do not cite (Eil HákdrIII)

Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 1. Et digt om Hakon jarl, omkr. 990 (AI, 148, BI, 139); stanzas (if different): [v]

The poetry here is not included in the skaldic edition but derives from other published editions.

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