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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ǫrvar-Oddr (ǪrvOdd)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 32

not in Skj

Lausavísur — ǪrvOdd LvVIII

Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd LvVIII)

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SkP info: VIII, 882

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

30 — ǪrvOdd Lv 30VIII (Ǫrv 67)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 67 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Lausavísur 30)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 882.

Efldu mik örvar
ok Jólfs smíði,
stórgör skeyti
ok stinnr bogi,
ok þat it fimta,
er þú fregna skalt,
at ek við ásu
aldri þýddumk.


The arrows and Jólfr’s handiwork aided me, the huge shafts and the strong bow, and the fifth thing which you must hear of, that I never submitted to the gods.

context: Oddr replies to Gyðja’s questions in the previous stanza.

notes: Ms. 471 is almost illegible in several places for this stanza and the next two (Ǫrv 68 and 69) and some of its readings are uncertain. — [5-8]: As with many of the other stanzas in this dialogue, and the Bjálkaland episode as a whole, especially in the versions younger than 7, Oddr is made out to be strongly opposed to Old Norse paganism. Earlier in the saga (Ǫrv 1888, 9), Oddr has professed himself opposed to pagan sacrifice (blót), preferring to rely on his own powers.

texts: Ǫrv 67

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga VIII 9 (Od. - AII, 305; BII, 323-4); Skald II, 173; Ǫrv 1888, 182, FSGJ 2, 330-1; Edd. Min. 75.


AM 344 a 4° (344a) 23v, 16 - 23v, 17 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 343 a 4° (343a) 79r, 5 - 79r, 6 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 91v - 91v (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 57v, 10 - 57v, 13 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 30v, 8 - 30v, 10 (Ǫrv)  
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