Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 27 (Hjálmarr inn hugumstóri, Lausavísur 17)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 841.
Frosti ok Beinir,
Tindr ok Tyrfingr,
Fjǫlmundr, Fjalarr, Frosti and Beinir, Tindr and Tyrfingr, the two Haddingjar, Valbjǫrn, Víkarr, Vémundr, Flosi, Geirbrandr, Goti, Guttormr, Snerill.
context: This stanza is the third of
a roll-call of Hjálmarr’s former drinking mates.
notes: Again the list of names is a mixed bag, but includes several known from legendary sagas and poems, such as Fjalarr (variously a dwarf-name, rooster-name or a giant-name; cf. LP: Fjalarr, Þul Hana 1/2III and Note, Þul Jǫtna I 3/6III and Note), Víkarr, a king in Norway in Gautr, Guttormr (son of Gjúki, according to several poems of the Poetic Edda: Gríp 50/3, Brot 4/3, Sigsk 20/1, Guðr II 7/7). Snerill ‘Twister, Turner’ is probably a nickname in origin (CVC, AEW: snerill), while Tindr, Tyrfingr and the two Haddingjar have clearly been borrowed from the list of the twelve berserk brothers in Ǫrv 5/5-6; see Notes to those lines.
texts: ‹Ǫrv 27›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga β 3 (AII, 296; BII, 316); Skald II, 168; Ǫrv 1888, 105, FSGJ 2, 261.