Note to stanza
1. 13. Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, 1. Hákonarmál, 17 [Vol. 1, 190]
[All]: Hákon’s desire to keep his weapons (which recalls the image of slain princes sitting fully armed in st. 9) has been variously explained. Olsen (1916a) explains it as a sign that he wishes to be prepared at all times for the great final battle of the einherjar, and Paasche (1916) as a necessary precaution in the presence of Eiríkr and his allies (rendering ironic Bragi’s reassurance in the preceding stanza that Hákon has eight brothers in Valhǫll). See also Holm-Olsen (1953, 161).
Holm-Olsen, Ludvig. 1953. Øyvind Skaldas… ∙ is referred to in ∙ Eyv Hák 17, n. All (SkP 1)
Olsen, Magnus. 1916a. Fortjener Hákonarm… ∙ is referred to in ∙ Eyv Hák 17, n. All (SkP 1)
Paasche, Fredrik. 1916. Hákonarmál… ∙ is referred to in ∙ Eyv Hák 17, n. All (SkP 1)