Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 45 (Skinnhúfa/Hildisif, Lausavísa 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 537.
context: A young
woman, who turns out to be Hildisif Ptólómeusdóttir, reminds Ǫlvir of the episode when, as
helped him obtain her giant captor’s sword, the only weapon that could kill
him. She thus makes clear her former, enchanted, identity to him and to the
texts: ‹HjǪ 45›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis VI 4 (AII, 341; BII, 363); Skald II, 191; HjǪ 1720, 73-4, FSN 3, 513, FSGJ 4, 238, HjǪ 1970, 60, 110, 178.