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Ǫrvar-Oddr (ǪrvOdd)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

Ævidrápa (Ævdr) - 71

Ævidrápa — ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv)

Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv))

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddsaga IX (AII, 306-19, BII, 324-39)

SkP info: VIII, 921

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43 — ǪrvOdd Ævdr 43VIII (Ǫrv 113)

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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.

Sóti ok Hálfdan
í Svíaskerjum
mörgum manni
at morði varð.
Unnum þeira,
áðr þaðan færim,
hundrað skipa
hroðit með stöfnum.

 

Sóti and Hálfdan caused the death of many a man in the skerries of the Swedes. We succeeded in clearing a hundred of their ships from stem to stern, before we departed from there.

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.

sources

AM 343 a 4° (343a) 81r, 17 - 81r, 18 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 95r - 95r (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 63rb, 25 - 63rb, 32 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 34r, 5 - 34r, 6 (Ǫrv)  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated