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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

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5 — Edáð Banddr 5I

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 Kx Stǫrir ⸌stǫrir⸍ let at stꜹ⸌y⸍ri[24] | stafn viɢ⸌g⸍s hꜹfn liɢia[25] | (gram vęllti sva gumna[26] | guɴblíþr og reð[27] siþan | sleit[28] at ⸌a⸍ sverþa moti | svorð vikinga hꜹrðo | unda már fra ⸌ad⸍ eyri | jarl gu⸌o⸍ðvo⸌u⸍rðo hiarli . |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 F Stø̨rir let at styrí stafn víɢs hofut | líɢía gramr vø̨llti sva gvmna gvɴbliðr ok reð siðan sleit at | sverþa moti svorð vikinga horðo · vnda már fyrir eyri iarl ⸝⸝ god vꜹrðo hiarli · |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 J1x Sterir let at stauri stafn vigs hofvð | ligia gramr vellti sa gumna gunbliðr ok ręðr | siþan sleit a sverþa moti suorð vikinga haurðo v | nda mar a æyri Jarl goðuorðu hiarli) ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 61 Stœrir let at stavri . stafn viggs ho᷎f | liggia . gramr vœlti sva gvmna gvnn bliðr ok reð siþan . sleít ꜳ sverða | moti svo᷎rð vikinga ho᷎rðu . vnda mꜳ̋ʀ ꜳ eyri . iarl goð | vorðu hiarli .   [VEÞ]  edit 
 53 Stęrír líet at stauri · stafn vígs hofð lígía | gramʀ víellti sva gumna gunnbliðr ok ríeð siðan · sleít | a sverða moti · suaurð uíkíngar hau⸌r⸍ðo · vnnðamaʀr a ey | ri · Iarl goð uorðu híarlí ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 54 Stœrir let af st | auri · stafnuígs hofud liggia gramr vællti sua g | umna · gunnblidr ok ried sidan · sleit a suerda mo | ti · suorð vikínga hordu · vnda maʀr a eyre · iarl | goþuaurðv hiarli   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Bb Stęrir let af stꜹrí stafnvigs hofvd ligia gramr | vellti sva gvmmna . gvnnblidr ok ried sidan sleitt a | sverda moti . svord vikínga hordv . vnda maʀr | a eyri . Jarl godvordv hiarli.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Flat Stœrir let at staure stafnnuigs hofut liggía | gramr uœllti suo gumna gunnblidr ok ʀed sidan · slœit asuerda mo | ti suord uikinga íordu unda marr a eyre jall goduo᷎rdu híalle |   [VEÞ]  edit 

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