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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, 460

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

3 — Edáð Banddr 3I

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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 Fólc styrir var[14] fára | fiɴz ⸌finnz⸍ ꜹl knaʀar liɴa[15] | suðr at siavar[16] naðri | set⸌t⸍bergs gamall[17] vet⸌t⸍ra | aðr at yɢ⸌g⸍iar bruði | elhvetiande[18] setia | hildar hialmi faldiɴ | hoddmildingar villdo |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 F Folk styrir var fára fíɴz ꜹl knarrar líɴa | svðr at siafar naðri sétbergs gamall vettra · aðr at yg | giar brv́ði el hvetiaɴdi setía hilldar hialmí falldíɴ | hodd milldíɴgar villdo ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 J1x Folk styrir var | fara finnz aulknarar linna svðr at sævarna | ðri sett bergs gamall vettra aðr at ygiar bruðe | elhvettianda setia hilldar hialmi falldinn | hodmilldingar villdo ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 325VIII 1 Folk styrir var fára fiɴz olkn | attar liɴa svðr at sævar naðri settbergs gam | all vetra · aðr at yggíar brv́ði el hvetianda setía | halldar hialmi falldinn · holld milldingar vílldv |   [VEÞ]  edit 

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