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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eilífr kúlnasveinn (Ekúl)

12th century; volume 3; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

1. Kristsdrápa (Kristdr) - 4

Skj info: Eilífr kúlnasveinn, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 572-3, BI, 565-6).

Skj poems:
1. Kristsdrápa(?), el. brudstykker af digte(?).
2. Lausavísa(?)
2. Lausavísa(?)

Three helmingar and one couplet are attributed to an Eilífr kúlnasveinn (Ekúl) in mss R, , W, U and A of Skm (SnE). No other poetry by this skald is known, aside from a stanza in FoGT that is said there to be by an Eilífr, and is likely to be by this same poet. Nothing is known of Eilífr’s life, but he is usually assumed to have been an Icelander living at some time in the twelfth century. His nickname kúlnasveinn may mean ‘Fellow with lumps’ (Lind 1920-1, col. 225).

Kristsdrápa (‘Drápa of Christ’) — Ekúl KristdrIII

Margaret Clunies Ross 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Eilífr kúlnasveinn, Kristsdrápa’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 130.

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Skj: Eilífr kúlnasveinn: 1. Kristsdrápa(?), el. brudstykker af digte(?). (AI, 572, BI, 565-6); stanzas (if different): 5(?)

in texts: LaufE, Skm, SnE

SkP info: III, 130

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1. R - 35v/13-35v/14
hroz lytr helgvm krvzi heims ferþ ok lið beima sꜹnn | er en avll dyrð avɴvr ein mario sveini.
A - 12r/32-12r/33 (VEÞ)
hrotz lýtr hælgvm crvci hæims ferð ok kyn bæíma sǫnn ær ænn ǫll dyrð | ǫnnvr æinn sol konvngr ræinni .
2. R - 35v/15-35v/16
Hirð lytr himna dyrðar hrein mario sveine matt viðr milding drottar | maðr er hann ok gvð ok sannan.
A - 12r/33-12r/35 (VEÞ)
hirð lýtr himna dýr | ðar hræin mariusvæíni mátt vinnr milldingr drottar maðr ær hann ok | gvð sannan .
3. R - 35v/16-35v/18
Máttr er enn | menn ofhyɢi mætr gvðs sonar betri þoer engla gramr ollv avʀ hel | gari ok dyʀi.
A - 12r/35-12v/1 (VEÞ)
Máttr ær ænn menn of hyggi mǽtr gvðs vinar || bætri þo ær ængla gramr ǫllv óʀr hælgari ok dýʀi .
4. R - 35v/21-35v/22
himins dyrð lofar hꜹlþa hann | er allz konvngr stilli.
A - 12v/4-12v/5 (VEÞ)
himins dýrð lofar | hꜹllda hann ær allz konvngr stilli .
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