Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 13 (Hjálmþér Ingason, Lausavísur 6)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 505.
responds to Ýma’s threat in the previous stanza by saying that things have gone
badly for the cloth with which she has dried her hair and which had touched her
glyrnur ‘cat’s eyes’, implying that
she is a troll. He then speaks this provocative stanza.
texts: ‹HjǪ 13›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis III 3 (AII, 335; BII, 356); Skald II, 192; HjǪ 1720, 36, FSN 3, 481, FSGJ 4, 206, HjǪ 1970, 30, 88, 145.