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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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv))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, 934

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57 — ǪrvOdd Ævdr 57VIII (Ǫrv 127)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 127 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 57)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 934.

Veit ek, at fossum
falla lét
Jórdán um mik
fyr útan Grikki.
Helt þó sínum,
sem hverr vissi,
ítrgör skyrta
öllum kostum.

 

I know that the Jordan caused [water] to fall in torrents about me beyond the Greeks. Yet the splendidly made shirt retained all its special qualities, as everyone knows.

notes: For the saga context, see Ǫrv 126, Note to [All]. All mss make a point of mentioning how the special protective powers of Oddr’s magical shirt, which was made for him by Ǫlvǫr in Ireland (see Ǫlvǫr Lv 1 (Ǫrv 4) and ǪrvOdd Ævdr 41 (Ǫrv 111)), were not damaged by his bathe in the Jordan (Ǫrv 1888, 118-19). The thinking behind this observation might be that, as the Jordan was the paradigmatic baptismal locus for Christians, being the place where John the Baptist baptised Christ, its waters that had bathed Oddr’s body might have been able to counteract the presumably non-Christian magic of his shirt.

texts: Ǫrv 127

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 57 (AII, 316; BII, 335-6); Skald II, 180; Ǫrv 1888, 206, FSGJ 2, 357-8.

sources

AM 343 a 4° (343a) 81r, 37 - 81r, 38 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 95v - 95v (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 64rb, 12 - 64rb, 19 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 34r, 28 - 34v, 2 (Ǫrv)  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated