Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 26 (Hjálmarr inn hugumstóri, Lausavísur 16)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 840.
Hrafn ok Helgi,
Steinn ok Kári,
Styrr ok Áli,
Ormr ok Trandill,
Gylfi ok Gauti,
Gjafarr ok Raknarr.
Hrafn and Helgi, Hlǫðvir, Igull, Steinn and Kári, Styrr and Áli, Ǫzurr, Agnarr, Ormr and Trandill, Gylfi and Gauti, Gjafarr and Raknarr.
context: This stanza is the
second of a roll-call of Hjálmarr’s former drinking mates.
notes: As with the names in the previous stanza, those given here include both legendary names and those attested in sagas and other records, in this case including runestones. Igull ‘Hedgehog’ (l. 2) is found as a pers. n. on the Karby stone in Uppland, Sweden (U151), while trandill ‘Ball, Orb, Sphere’ (cf. OE trendell) occurs both as a nickname and pers. n. in Ldn (ÍF 1, 381) and in an inscription at Maeshowe, Orkney (Run Br Barnes20VI).
texts: ‹Ǫrv 26›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga β 2 (AII, 295-6; BII, 315-16); Skald II, 168; Ǫrv 1888, 105, FSGJ 2, 260-1.