Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 122 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 52)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 928.
notes: [5-8]: There are several reasons to think that the younger mss’ version of this helmingr is less good than that of 7: first, the sense is dubious in context and it is unclear who the crowd of men are who travelled the roads to Hel. While it is clear that Oddr himself follows his baptism by travelling to the Holy Land and thus acquiring Christian virtue, the only people who could be seen as travelling the roads to Hel are a band of robbers who, in the episode referred to in Ævdr 53, attacked and killed a bishop, and were killed by Oddr in return.
texts: ‹Ǫrv 122›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 52 (AII, 315; BII, 334-5); Skald II, 179; Ǫrv 1888, 117, 205, Ǫrv 1892, 65, 99, FSGJ 2, 356; Edd. Min. 57.