Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 110 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 40)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 918.
notes: This stanza diverges
considerably from the prose text in all its versions. In them, after killing
Ǫlvǫr’s menfolk, Oddr rages through the forest, pulling up bushes by their
roots in his fury, until he comes upon an underground chamber beneath one of
the bushes. In it he finds some women, one of whom is more beautiful than the
others. This turns out to be Ǫlvǫr. Oddr tries to abduct her, but she and her
companions resist. She promises to make him a magic shirt if he comes back the
texts: ‹Ǫrv 110›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 40 (AII, 313; BII, 332); Skald II, 178, NN §2607; Ǫrv 1888, 203, FSGJ 2, 352.