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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, 463

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

5 — Edáð Banddr 5I

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

Cite as: Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyjólfr dáðaskáld, Bandadrápa 5’ 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. 463.

Stœrir lét at Stauri
stafnviggs hǫfuð liggja
— gramr vélti svá — gumna.
Gunnblíðr ok ræðr síðan.
Sleit at sverða móti
svǫrð víkinga hǫrðu
unda már fyr eyri.
Jarl goðvǫrðu hjarli.

{Stœrir gumna} lét hǫfuð {stafnviggs} liggja at Stauri; gramr vélti svá. Gunnblíðr ok ræðr síðan … {Már unda} sleit svǫrð víkinga at {hǫrðu móti sverða} fyr eyri. Jarl goðvǫrðu hjarli …

{The strengthener of men} [RULER] let the head {of the prow-horse} [SHIP] lie off Staurr; the ruler arranged it in this way. Rejoicing in battle and rules since then … {The gull of wounds} [RAVEN/EAGLE] ripped the scalp of the vikings in {the hard meeting of swords} [BATTLE] off the sand-spit. Jarl god-defended land …

texts: Flat 368, ÓT 152, ÓTC 47 (I 150), Hkr 178 (I 150)

editions: Skj Eyjólfr dáðaskáld: Bandadrápa 5 (AI, 201; BI, 191); Skald I, 101; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 416, IV, 94, ÍF 26, 338, Hkr 1991, I, 229-30 (ÓTHkr ch. 89), F 1871, 153; Fms 2, 288, Fms 12, 56, ÓT 1958-2000, II, 242 (ch. 243), Flat 1860-8, I, 519.

sources

AM 35 folx (Kx) 199v, 11 - 199v, 18 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 34ra, 15 - 34ra, 17 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 37 folx (J1x) 122v, 13 - 122v, 16 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 108v - 109r (Hkr)  image  
AM 61 fol (61) 65rb, 30 - 65rb, 33 (ÓT)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 53 fol (53) 62ra, 31 - 62ra, 34 (ÓT)  transcr.  image  
AM 54 fol (54) 60va, 11 - 60va, 15 (ÓT)  transcr.  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 96ra, 35 - 96ra, 38 (ÓT)  transcr.  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 69rb, 39 - 69rb, 41 (ÓT)  transcr.  image  image  image  
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