Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 78 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 8)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 894.
notes: According to the prose saga (Ǫrv 1888, 20-5), Oddr asks his brother Guðmundr, and his cousin, Sigurðr, whether he could travel with them, on hearing that they are about to set out on an expedition northwards to Bjarmaland (Permia). They initially refuse, but relent after Guðmundr has had a frightening dream in which he sees Oddr’s fetch, in the shape of a polar bear, threatening to sink their ships.
texts: ‹Ǫrv 78›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 8 (AII, 307; BII, 325-6); Skald II, 174; Ǫrv 1888, 199, FSGJ 2, 342.