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