Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 84 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 14)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 898.
notes: In order to attract his companions’ attention and discover the location of their missing ships, Oddr goes to a wood, climbs up a tall tree, and sets fire to its upper branches (í limum uppi) so that flames quickly rose high into the air (stóð logi í lopti uppi). This acts as a signal to the ships to return to the shore where all the men are reunited (Ǫrv 1888, 36-7). This stanza follows the wording of the prose quite closely. — The order of lines in 471 differs considerably from 343a and 173ˣ, although the actual wording does not diverge significantly. — [5-6]: Line 6 has double alliteration. Skj B and Skald reverse the ms. order of ll. 5-6 in order to regularise the alliteration, and also reverse the order of words in l. 5 to svá lopti við.
texts: ‹Ǫrv 84›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 14 (AII, 308; BII, 327); Skald II, 175; Ǫrv 1888, 200, FSGJ 2, 344.