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Eyjólfr dáðaskáld (Edáð)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Russell Poole;

Bandadrápa (Banddr) - 9

Eyjólfr dáðaskáld (Edáð) is named among the skalds of Eiríkr jarl Hákonarson of Hlaðir (Lade) in the text of Skáldatal in ms. 761aˣ (SnE 1848-87, III, 256). The U text numbers him among the skalds of Sveinn jarl Hákonarson but not Eiríkr (ibid., 266); this, however, is without corroboration from other sources and probably due to a simple error of transposition (though see Ohlmarks 1958, 145). Eyjólfr’s nickname may derive from his poetry in praise of the dáðir ‘deeds’ of Eiríkr jarl (ÍF 26, 249 n. 1), whose career spanned the late tenth and early eleventh centuries. No traces of poetry by Eyjólfr concerning any other rulers survive and nothing is otherwise known about his life or lineage.


Bandadrápa (‘Drápa of the gods’) — Edáð BanddrI

Russell Poole 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Eyjólfr dáðaskáld, Bandadrápa’ 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. 454.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9 

Skj: Eyjólfr dáðaskáld: Bandadrápa, omkr. 1010 (AI, 200-2, BI, 190-2)

SkP info: I, 456

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1 — Edáð Banddr 1I

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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.

 Kx Meita[1] for at moti | mioc síþ um dag scíþe[2] | ungr með jófno gengi | ut vers frꜹ⸌o⸍mom hersi | þá er ríðloga[3] reiþir[4] | randvallar[5] let falla | (ulfteítir[6] ⸌er⸍ gaf ⸌fecc⸍ ato | opt bloðvǫlum) scopta |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 F Meíta for at móti míog sið vm dag skiði vngr m iof | nv gengí v́t vers fromvm hersi · þa er riðloga reiðir rand | vallar let falla vlfteítir feck áto óppt bloð vꜹlvm skop | ta ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 J1x Mæ⸌i⸍ta for at moti miog sið vm dag skide vn | gr m iofnu gengi vt vars frꜹmum hersi þa er | rid loga reið Rann vallr let falla vlfrettir g | af atu optt bloð volum skopta ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 325VIII 1 Meíta fór at motí · míok sið vm | dag skiði · vngr m íofnv gengí · vt vers fromvm | hersí · þa er riðloga reiðir randvallr let falla | vlfreiðir fekk atv · opt bloðvolvm skopta · ||   [VEÞ]  edit 
 51x Mæíta for at mote | miok sið um dag skiði || ungr með iamnu gængi | ut værs framum hærsi | þa er rauðvita ræiðir | ramn vallar let falla | ulf tæítir gaf ato | oft bloð volum skofta. |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 302x Mæíta for at mote | miok sið um dag skiði | ungr með iamnu gængi | ut værs framum hǽrsi | þa er rauðvita ræiðir | ramn vallar let falla. | ulf teítir gaf ato | opt bloð volum skofta. |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 FskAx Meita for at mote | mioc sið um dagh skiðe | unngr með jafnu genge | ut værs fromum hersi | þa er rauðvita rꝍydder | rannvallar let falla | ulftæitir gaf atu | oft bloð volom scopta |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 301x Meita for at moti , mioc sið um | dagh skiðe , ungr með jafnu gengi ut værs fromum | hærsi þa er rauðvita rꝍydder rannvallar let falla | ulftæitir gaf atu oft bloð volom scopta . |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 R Meita var at moti mioc sið vm dag skiþa | vngr með iofnv gengi vt vers fravmvm hersi .   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Tx Meita for at moti mioc sid, of dag scidi ungr med jofno ge | ngi ut uers fraumom hersi.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 W Meita for at motí mio᷎k sið vm dag skiðí vngr með iofnv gengí vt vers fromvm hersi . |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 A Mæita fór at móti miǫk síð vm | dag skiði vngr m iǫfnv gængi v́t vers frǫmvm hersi .   [VEÞ]  edit 

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