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Eysteinn Valdason (EVald)

10th century; volume 3; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

Poem about Þórr (Þórr) - 3

Eysteinn Valdason (EVald) is known only from the section of Skm on kennings for Þórr (SnE 1998, I, 14-17), where he is named and three helmingar attributed to him are quoted. No other information about him exists. Most editors (e.g. Finnur Jónsson in Skj A) regard him as an Icelander, although there is no evidence in support of this view. He is usually considered to have lived in the tenth century, largely because of the pagan subject-matter and style of his poetry.

Poem about Þórr — EVald ÞórrIII

Margaret Clunies Ross 2017, ‘ Eysteinn Valdason, Poem about Þórr’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 185. <> (accessed 25 January 2022)

stanzas:  1   2   3 

Skj: Eysteinn Valdason: Et digt om Tor (AI, 140, BI, 131)

SkP info: III, 187

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3 — EVald Þórr 3III

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Svá brá viðr, at (sýjur)
seiðr (rendu framm breiðar)
jarðar, út at borði
Ulls mágs hnefar skullu.

texts: Skm 47, SnE 49

editions: Skj Eysteinn Valdason: Et digt om Tor 3 (AI, 140; BI, 131); Skald I, 73; SnE 1848-87, I, 254-5, III, 16,  SnE 1931, 95, SnE 1998, I, 15.


GKS 2367 4° (R) 22r, 2 - 22r, 3 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 22r, 24 - 22r, 26 (SnE)  transcr.  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 47, 13 - 47, 14 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 761 a 4°x (761ax) 73r, 10 - 73r, 13 (Skáldatal)  image  
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