Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eindriði Einarsson (Eindr)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Diana Whaley;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Eindriði Einarsson, Nordmand, d. 1050. (AI, 307, BI, 285).

Skj poems:

A single lausavísa is attributed to Eindriði Einarsson (Eindr). He is one of only a few non-royal Norwegians credited with poetry in eleventh-century contexts, although his family were suspected of aspirations to royalty. According to HSig in Hkr (ÍF 28, 122), Eindriði inherited good looks from his mother’s kin, the family of Hákon jarl Sigurðarson, and stature and strength from his powerful father Einarr þambarskelfir ‘Paunch-shaker’ (?) (Eþsk; see Biography), who is credited with a short metrical utterance (Eþsk Couplet). The father and son presented such a threat to King Haraldr Sigurðarson that he had them assassinated, c. 1056 (Hharð Lv 6IIÍF 28, 125-6).

Lausavísa — Eindr LvI

Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Eindriði Einarsson, Lausavísa’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 806.


Skj: Eindriði Einarsson: Lausavísa (AI, 307, BI, 285); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: EindrErl, Flat

SkP info: I, 806

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1 Vol. 1. 45. Eindriði Einarsson, Lausavísa, 1 [Vol. 1, 806] — Eindr Lv 1I

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Mér kom (mundar fúra)
meyjar hold í eyju
(fátt segir Freyr it réttra)
fjarri alt nema varrar;
en sás oss vill kenna
atgeirs af því fleira
Baldr (mun sjá til sjaldan)
segi allvesall (þegja).

Skj: Eindriði Einarsson: Lausavísa (AI, 307; BI, 285); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A1; mss: 761bx, Flat; texts: EindrErl 1
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