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.
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.