Eilífr Goðrúnarson (Eil)
10th century; volume 3; ed. Edith Marold;
1. Þórsdrápa (Þdr) - 23
2. Hákonar drápa jarls (Hákdr) - 0
3. Fragment (Frag) - 1
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).
Edith Marold with the assistance of Vivian Busch, Jana Krüger, Ann-Dörte Kyas and Katharina Seidel, translated from German by John Foulks 2017, ‘ Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 68. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1170> (accessed 19 October 2021)
Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa (AI, 148-52, BI, 139-44); stanzas (if different): 4 |
in texts: Gramm, LaufE, LaufE, Skm, SnE, TGT
SkP info: III, 68
Note: The following transcriptions have been entered to aid the editing process. These may not have been fully reviewed and checked and may therefore not be reliable. You may wish to consult the manuscript images. Any corrections can be notified to the database editor.
W - 101/15-101/16 (TW)|
Varv vo᷎nd ok myrar verðr hitt at þav skerða svell var ꜳðr vm alla ol torraðin | hola.
B - 2v/14-2v/15 (TW)
Vóru vo᷎nd ok myra verðr hitt at þau skerða. spell var aðr of alla. ól torráðín | hóla.
A - 3v/24-3v/25 (TW)
Varu vǫnnd ok myrar verðr hitt at þꜹ skerða suell var aðr | vm alla ól torraðin hóla.
A - 5v/31-5v/32 (TW)
Ól torráðin | hola.