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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ǫrvar-Oddr (ǪrvOdd)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

Ævidrápa (Ævdr) - 71

not in Skj

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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv))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, 937

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61 — ǪrvOdd Ævdr 61VIII (Ǫrv 131)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 131 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 61)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 937.

Þann drap Ögmundr
í Hellulands
Félaga hans níu
fjörvi næmðak;
hefik ei víking
verra fundit.


Ǫgmundr Eyþjófsbani (‘Eyþjófr’s killer’) slew him in the uninhabited rocky wilderness of Helluland. I took the lives of his nine companions; I have not found a worse murderer.

notes: There are a number of references to Oddr’s encounters with his greatest enemy, Ǫgmundr Eyþjófr’s killer, in the stanzas associated with the various versions of Ǫrv. They include Ǫgmundr Lv 1-3 (Ǫrv 31-3), three stanzas only in the younger mss; ǪrvOdd Lv 16-17 (Ǫrv 49-50), within Oddr’s mannjafnaðr; and ǪrvOdd Ævdr 44 (Ǫrv 114). While the younger mss expand and deepen Ǫgmundr’s role as a villain with demonic overtones in the saga (Arnold 2010), the extant stanzas, not all of which are in the younger mss alone, demonstrate that the Ǫgmundr narrative was potentially available for further development in the older mss.

texts: Ǫrv 131

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 61 (AII, 317; BII, 336); Skald II, 180; Ǫrv 1888, 206, FSGJ 2, 359.


AM 343 a 4° (343a) 81r, 43 - 81r, 44 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 95v - 95v (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 64va, 11 - 64va, 18 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 34v, 7 - 34v, 8 (Ǫrv)  
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