Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 113 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 43)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 921.
notes: The continuous Ævdr now breaks the sequence of the prose narrative to return to an episode in Oddr’s life that took place before his expedition to Ireland. According to the prose text (Ǫrv 1888, 54-9), shortly after his return from Permia, Oddr sets out to confront the viking Sóti, having been told by his father, Grímr, that Sóti was an extraordinary opponent well worthy of his son, and Sóti is said to lurk south off Skien in the prose texts. This detail may have been what attracted the compilers of the continuous Ævdr to place this stanza immediately after Ǫrv 112, which mentions this place.
texts: ‹Ǫrv 113›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 43 (AII, 313-14; BII, 333); Skald II, 178; Ǫrv 1888, 204, FSGJ 2, 353.