Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Oddi inn litli Glúmsson (Oddi)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Judith Jesch;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 5

Skj info: Oddi lítli Glúmsson, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 529-30, BI, 509-10).

Skj poems:
Lausavísur

Oddi inn litli ‘the Small’ Glúmsson (Oddi) is only known from Orkn. He is said to have been one of two Icelanders (the other is Ármóðr (Árm)) who came to the court of Rǫgnvaldr jarl in Orkney one autumn. While Ármóðr is described as a skáld, of Oddi it is said that he orti enn vel ‘was also good at composing’ (ÍF 34, 200-1). Oddi is then said to have been one of the skáld jarls ‘skalds of the jarl’ who accompanied Rǫgnvaldr on his journey to the Holy Land (ÍF 34, 204). When Oddi is introduced, the main saga ms. (Flat) says that he was hjaltlenzkr ‘from Shetland’ but all eds have preferred the reading of two other mss, which say that he was an Icelander and which add that he was from Breiðafjörður (Orkn 1913-16, 221 and n. 1). His patronymic may suggest he was descended from Glúmr Geirason (GlúmrI), in whose family there were many poets (ÍF 34, 201 nn. 1-2).

Lausavísur — Oddi LvII

Judith Jesch 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Oddi inn litli Glúmsson, Lausavísur’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 614-19.

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Skj: Oddi lítli Glúmsson: Lausavísur (AI, 529-30, BI, 509-10)

in texts: Flat, Orkn

SkP info: II, 614-19

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1 Vol. 2. Oddi inn litli Glúmsson, Lausavísur, 1 [Vol. 2, 614-16] — Oddi Lv 1II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Stendr ok hyggr at hǫggva
herðilútr með sverði
brandalfr bǫðvar Rindar
Baldr við dyrr á tjaldi;
firum mun hann með hjǫrvi
hættr; nú's mál at sættisk
hlœðendr hleypiskíða
hlunns, áðr geigr sé unninn.

Skj: Oddi lítli Glúmsson: Lausavísur 1 (AI, 529; BI, 509); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A2; mss: 325I, Flat, R702x; texts: Flat 697, Orkn 52
 
2 Vol. 2. Oddi inn litli Glúmsson, Lausavísur, 2 [Vol. 2, 616] — Oddi Lv 2II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Trautt erum vér, sem vættik,
verðir Ermengerðar;
veitk at horsk má heita
hlaðgrund konungr sprunda;
þvít sómir Bil bríma
bauga-stalls (at ǫllu
hon lifi sæl und sólar
setri) miklu betra.

Skj: Oddi lítli Glúmsson: Lausavísur 2 (AI, 529; BI, 510); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A2; mss: 325I, Flat, R702x; texts: Flat 702, Orkn 58
 
3 Vol. 2. Oddi inn litli Glúmsson, Lausavísur, 3 [Vol. 2, 616-17] — Oddi Lv 3II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Hafði hollvinr jǫfra,
hinn es mjǫð drekkr inni,
sunda leygs með sveigi
sex dœgr muni hœgri;
en ríklundaðr rendi
Rǫgnvaldr með lið skjaldat
hesti, halli glæstum,
hlunns at Nǫrvasundum.

Skj: Oddi lítli Glúmsson: Lausavísur 3 (AI, 529; BI, 510); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A2; mss: Flat, R702x; texts: Flat 709, Orkn 65
 
4 Vol. 2. Oddi inn litli Glúmsson, Lausavísur, 4 [Vol. 2, 618] — Oddi Lv 4II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Bôru lung
lendra manna
fyr Þrasnes
Þórbjǫrn svarta;
trað hlunnbjǫrn
und hǫfuðskaldi
Áta jǫrð
Akrsborgar til.

Skj: Oddi lítli Glúmsson: Lausavísur 4 (AI, 530; BI, 510); kviðuháttr; ed. JJ; group: A2; mss: Flat, R702x; texts: Flat 717, Orkn 73
 
5 Vol. 2. Oddi inn litli Glúmsson, Lausavísur, 5 [Vol. 2, 618-19] — Oddi Lv 5II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Þar sák hann
at hǫfuðkirkju
siklings vin
sandi ausinn;
nú þrumir grund
grýtt of hônum
sólu birt
á suðrvegum.

Skj: Oddi lítli Glúmsson: Lausavísur 5 (AI, 530; BI, 510); kviðuháttr; ed. JJ; group: A2; mss: Flat, R702x; texts: Flat 718, Orkn 74
 
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