Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 128 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 58)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 935.
notes: This and the following two stanzas of the Ævdr (Ǫrv 128-30) recount some of Oddr’s adventures that are only in the younger mss of Ǫrv. These are printed by Boer in the notes section of Ǫrv 1888, 118-25 in a smaller font than the main text, which is based on mss 344a and 7, neither of which has the episode. Ǫrv 30 also occurs in this section of the text of 343a and 471; see Introduction to this stanza for the prose context. Briefly, a giant vulture snatches Oddr up in its talons, as he sits on a cliff-top, pondering how to cross a huge ravine, and transports him a great distance to its eyrie to feed its young. — [7-8]: These lines are probably to be understood as ironic, seeing that
Oddr has no choice but to be transported to the eagle’s nest as food for its
texts: ‹Ǫrv 128›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 58 (AII, 316; BII, 336); Skald II, 180; Ǫrv 1888, 206, FSGJ 2, 358.