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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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv))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, 891

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4 — ǪrvOdd Ævdr 4VIII (Ǫrv 74)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 74 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 4)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 891.

Sagði mér völva
sannar rúnir,
en ek vætki því
vildak hlýða.
Gat ek fyr ungum
Ingjalds syni,
at ek föðurtúna
fýstumk vitja.


The prophetess told me true secrets, but I wanted to heed nothing of it. I mentioned to {the young son of Ingjaldr} [= Ásmundr] that I was keen to visit my father’s homestead.

notes: [1-4]: See Heiðr Lv 1-3 (Ǫrv 1-3) and Introduction and Notes to those stanzas. — [5-8]: According to the saga (Ǫrv 1888, 17-19), Oddr leaves Berurjóðr out of spite because Ingjaldr has insisted on inviting the prophetess to his farm even though he knew Oddr was against it. He takes Ásmundr with him to visit his family at Hrafnista.

texts: Ǫrv 74

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 4 (AII, 306-7; BII, 325); Skald II, 174; Ǫrv 1888, 198, FSGJ 2, 341.


AM 343 a 4° (343a) 80v, 4 - 80v, 5 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 94r - 94r (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 61ra, 2 - 61ra, 9 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 33r, 2 - 33r, 3 (Ǫrv)  
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