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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, 461

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4 — Edáð Banddr 4I

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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 Mæ̨ʀ[19] [var] vaɴ⸌n⸍ miclo fleiri | mal⸌m⸍hrið = jofuʀ siþan[20] | (æ⸌a⸍ðr fragom þatra[21] | Eirikr und[22] sic geira || þa er garðvala gerþi | gotlandz vala strandir | virvils vítt um ⸌of⸍ heriað[23] | veðrmilldr og semr hildi |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 F Meíʀ vaɴ m | yclu fleírí malm hriþ iofvʀ siðan aðr frágom þarra | eirikr vnd síg geíra · þar er garð vala geyrðí gotlandz | vala strandar hvírfíls vítt of heriat veðr milldr ok semr | hilldí ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 J1x Meir van myklo fle | iri malm hriþiofurr siþan eþr fragum þ aðra eiʀikr · | unð sik geira þa er gard vala gerþi gotland va | la strandar virvils vitt of heriat veðr millðr | ok semr hillði   [VEÞ]  edit 
 61 Meiʀ vann mik | lu fleiri . malm hriðir iof⸌or⸍r siþan . aðr frágvm þat aðra eirikr | vnd sik geíra . þa er garð vala gerði . got land vala strandar . | virvils viðt of heriat veðr milldr ok semr hilldi .   [VEÞ]  edit 
 53 Meiʀ vann myk | lu fleírí malmhrídar jofur siðan · aðr fragum þat aðra · Eí | ʀikʀ vnd sík geíra · þa er garðvala gerðí gotland vala stra | ndaʀ víruíls vítt of heríat veðr mílldr · ok sémʀ | hílldí   [VEÞ]  edit 
 54 Meiʀr vann miklv | fleiri · malmhrid iofuʀr sidan · adr fragum þat adra | eirik vnd sik geira · þa er grafuala giordi · gott | land vala strandar · viruils vítt of heriat veðr | milldr ok semr hilldi ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Bb Meiʀ vann mvklv | fleíri malmhrid iofvr sidan . adr fragum þat adra | eiʀik vnd sik geira . þa er grafnala gerdi gottland | vala stranda . víruíls vítt of heriad vedr milldr ok semr | hilldi.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Flat Meírr | uann myklu fleiri malmhrid io᷎furr sidann adr fra ek um þat adra | œirikr undir sig geíra þaer gard uala gerde gotland uala strandar | uíruils vítt um heriat uedr milldr ok semr hillde ·   [VEÞ]  edit 

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