Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eyjólfr dáðaskáld (Edáð)

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

Bandadrápa (Banddr) - 9

Skj info: Eyjólfr dáðaskáld, Islandsk skjald (omkr. 1000). (AI, 200-202, BI, 190-192).

Skj poems:

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.

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

SkP info: I, 460

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

3 — Edáð Banddr 3I

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance


Cite as: Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyjólfr dáðaskáld, Bandadrápa 3’ 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. 460.

Folkstýrir vas fára
†finnsk ǫlknarrar linna†
suðr at sævar naðri
†setbergs† gamall vetra,
áðr at Yggjar brúði
élhvetjanda setja
Hildar hjalmi faldinn
hoddmildingar vildu.

{Folkstýrir} vas fára vetra gamall suðr at {naðri sævar} †finnsk ǫlknarrar linna setbergs†, áðr {hoddmildingar} vildu setja {{Hildar él}hvetjanda}, faldinn hjalmi, at {brúði Yggjar}.

{The troop-leader} [RULER] was, [when] a few years old, in the south on {the adder of the sea} [SHIP], ... before {the treasure-bestowers} [GENEROUS MEN] wished to place {the inciter {of the storm of Hildr <valkyrie>}} [(lit. ‘storm-inciter of Hildr’) BATTLE > WARRIOR], attired in his helmet, over {the bride of Yggr <= Óðinn>} [= Jǫrð (jǫrð ‘land’)].

texts: ÓTC 14 (I 118), Hkr 145 (I 118)

editions: Skj Eyjólfr dáðaskáld: Bandadrápa 3 (AI, 200; BI, 191); Skald I, 101, NN §552; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 291, IV, 78-9, ÍF 26, 250-1, Hkr 1991, I, 167-8 (ÓTHkr ch. 20), F 1871, 109.


AM 35 folx (Kx) 144r, 7 - 144r, 14 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 23vb, 27 - 23vb, 30 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 37 folx (J1x) 84r, 16 - 84r, 20 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 79r - 79r (Hkr)  image  
AM 325 VIII 1 4° (325VIII 1) 3vb, 11 - 3vb, 14 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  
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