Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Friðþjófs saga ins frœkna 18 (Friðþjófr Þorsteinsson, Lausavísur 16)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 215.
context: After the two troll-women have been killed, the sea calms down but Elliði is in bad shape and all the men who have survived the journey are exhausted. In the A text prose Friðþjófr carries them all to land, with Bjǫrn saving one. In the B recension, Friðþjófr saves eight, Bjǫrn two and Ásmundr one. In the A recension Friðþjófr recites Frið 18 and 19 in quick succession; in the B text Frið 19 is recited before they actually make land, and Frið 18 comes after they have reached the bay of Evie (ON Effjasund), a village in the north-west part of Mainland, the chief island of Orkney.
texts: ‹Frið 18›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 7. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Friðþjófssaga ens frækna I 17 (AII, 273; BII, 295); Skald II, 156; Falk 1890, 77-8, Frið 1893, 18-19, 48, 73, Frið 1901, 28, Frið 1914, 17; Edd. Min. 99.