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’)
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.
Skj: Eyjólfr dáðaskáld: Bandadrápa, omkr. 1010 (AI, 200-2, BI, 190-2)
SkP info: I, 467
8 — Edáð Banddr 8I
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| Kx ||Áttot hialdr þar er hꜹldar | hluɴ viɢs i by ruɴu | gæ⸌ei⸍ti niorðr við gꜹ́ta | guɴbl. og r. s. | herscildi for hildar | (hann ⸌hann⸍ þverþi friþ monnum | ás ⸌of⸍ all⸌d⸍ar syslor | jarl gu⸌o⸍ð v. h. |
| F ||Attvð hialldr þar er hꜹlldar hlvɴvíɢs i bø̨ rvɴv gø̨ti níorðr | við gꜹta gvɴbliðr ok reð siðan · herskilldi for hilldar haɴ | þverþi friþ monnom ass vm allar iarl goð vꜹrðo híarlí ·
| J1x ||Attuð hiallðr þat er haulldar hl | unvigs i bǫ runnv geiti niorðr · við gauta ·g· | ·b· ok r· s· her skilldi for hilldar hann þerþi friþ monnum | as of alldar syslor ·J·g·h·
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