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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, 464

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6 — Edáð Banddr 6I

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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 Oddhriðar for eyða | (óx[29] hriþ at þat ⸌þat⸍ siþan) | logfágandi lægis | land vallhamars[30] branda⸌e⸍ | aldeigio brꜹzt[31] ǫgir[32] | os numnaz⸌mínn⸍ scil gumna[33] , | (su varþ hilldr með hꜹldon | hꜹrð comztu[34] ꜹftr i garða |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 F Oddhriðar for eyða ox rið at þat si | ðan logfagandi lø̨gís land valldamars brandi · aldeigío braz ygir | os nvmnaz skil gvmna · sv varþ hilldr m holldom hꜹrð komz | ꜹstr i garþa ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 J1x Odhriðar for ey | þa ox hriþ at þat siþan logfagande lægiss land val | damars branðe aldeigio brꜹzt ǫ᷎gir os minnaz | skil gumna · su var hilldr m haulldum hꜹrd k | ot austr i garþa ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 61 Odd hriðar for eyða . ox hrið af þvi siþan | log fágandi lægis . land valldamars brandi . aldeigív bravtz þu œghir | oss nvmnaz skil gvmna . sv var hilldr m haulldum . ho᷎rð komt austr | j garða .   [VEÞ]  edit 
 53 Odd hridar for | eyða ox hríð auðí sídan · logfágandi lęgíss · lanð | valldimars branndí · aldeígíu brauztu ęgir · oss num | naz skíl gumna · su var hílldr m haulldum · harð er | komt austʀ i garða ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 54 Oddhriþar for eyda · ox strid af | þui sidan · logfandi lœgiss · land valldamars brande | alldeigív brauzstu œgir · oss numnaz skil gumna | su var hilldr med haullðum · hau⸌r⸍d komt austr í g | arda ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Bb Odd hridar for eyda ox strid af þvi sidan . ok lof | gandi lęgiss . land valld hamars branda allde⸌i⸍giv | brꜹzstv ęgír . oss nvmnazst skil gvmna sv var | hilldr med hꜹlldvm . havet komt i garda.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Flat Odd | hridar for eyda óx hrid af þui sidan · lo᷎g fagande lœgis land ua | lldamarr brande aldeigiu brautzstu œgir oss numnazst skil gum | na su uar hilldr med haulldum haurd komt austr j garda ·   [VEÞ]  edit 

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