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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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv))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, 935

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59 — ǪrvOdd Ævdr 59VIII (Ǫrv 129)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 129 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 59)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 935.

Unz mik Hildir
hafði á burtu,
rísi ramligr
á róðraskútu.
Lét mik veitir
Vimrar elda
tólf mánaði
hjá sér hvílaz.

 

Until Hildir took me away, the strong giant in his rowing boat. {The granter {of the fires of Vimur <mythical river>}} [GOLD > GENEROUS MAN] allowed me to stay with him for twelve months.

notes: Oddr, imprisoned in the vulture’s nest as fodder for its young, is rescued by a giant, Hildir, rowing a stone boat (steinnǫkkvi), who has come in search of the fresh, cooked meat the vulture has been stealing from him for some time (Ǫrv 1888, 120-1). The giant rescues Oddr, whom he regards as an intelligent child, on account of his small size but good advice, and takes him home for his daughter, Hildigunnr, to have as a plaything; see the following stanza and Ǫrv 30.

texts: Ǫrv 129

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 59 (AII, 316-17; BII, 336); Skald II, 180; Ǫrv 1888, 206, FSGJ 2, 358.

sources

AM 343 a 4° (343a) 81r, 39 - 81r, 41 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 95v - 95v (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 64rb, 29 - 64va, 4 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 34v, 3 - 34v, 5 (Ǫrv)  
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