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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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv))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, 936

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60 — ǪrvOdd Ævdr 60VIII (Ǫrv 130)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 130 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 60)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 936.

Þýddumz ek hjá Hildi,
hoska ok stóra,
raunsjáliga
rísa dóttur,
ok við henni
heldr sterkligan
ítran son
eiga gerðak,
ok ólíkan
öðrum þegnum.

 

I had a relationship with Hildr, the wise and large one, the stately daughter of the giant, and I had with her a very strong, glorious son, who was [lit. and] unlike other men.

notes: The mss of this stanza display considerable variation and uncertainty about both line length and line sequence. In both 343a and 471 the stanza has ten lines, though in both not all are metrically regular. Ms. 173ˣ has eight lines, but omits two that are in 343a. Line 2 of 343a is omitted by both the other mss. Most eds enclose ll. 9-10 in square brackets and treat them as later additions. — For the subject of this stanza, cf. Ǫrv 30. The theme of the hero who has a sexual relationship with a friendly giantess and produces an outstanding male child is common to other fornaldarsögur, especially those of the Hrafnistumenn, like Ket and GrL. On the significance of the hero-giantess relationship, see McKinnell (2009b). 

texts: Ǫrv 130

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 60 (AII, 317; BII, 336); Skald II, 180; Ǫrv 1888, 206, FSGJ 2, 358-9.

sources

AM 343 a 4° (343a) 81r, 41 - 81r, 42 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 95v - 95v (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 64va, 5 - 64va, 10 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 34v, 5 - 34v, 7 (Ǫrv)  
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