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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, 457

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

2 — Edáð Banddr 2I

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

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 Hoddsveigir létz hníga[7] | harða ríkr þa er barðiz | (lo⸌ꜹ⸍greifiss bráttu lífi) | landmaɴ⸌ens⸍ kiars[8] handa[9] | stal ægir[10] nam stíga | stafns fletbal⸌l⸍car[11] hrafna | af dynbeiðe[12] dꜹðom | dregr land at mun banda[13] |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 F Hodd sveígi let hníga harða ríkr þa er barðiz | lꜹg reifís brattv lífí landmens kíar sanda · stal ygir nam | stíga stafns fet bal kar hrafna · af dyn beiði dꜹðom dregr | land at mvn banda ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 J1x Hoðz sveigir | letz ... hniga harda rikr þa er bardiz | log reifis brattu lifi lannd mann kiars handa | stal ægir nam stiga · stafns flek baki hrafna | af dynbeiði dꜹþum dregr land at imun bran | da   [VEÞ]  edit 
 325VIII 1 Hoddhneigi lezt hníga · harða rikr þa er barð | iz logreifis bra lifí landmaɴ kiars handa · stal | ægir nam hníga stafns fletbálkar hrafna af | dynbeiði davðvm · dregr land at mvn banda ·   [VEÞ]  edit 

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