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Note to Ív Sig 16II

[8] of Sigurði ‘around Sigurðr’: For this unmetrical form, see Note to st. 6/1. The l. echoes Guðr I, 1/4, 13/2, 27/8 (NK 202, 204, 206), where the name refers to Sigurðr the Dragon-slayer. There can be no doubt that the echoes in Sig of ll. from poems in the eddic Sigurðr-cycle were intentional, and that Ívarr eulogised Sigurðr slembidjákn by juxtaposing him to Sigurðr the Dragon-slayer (see Introduction above). For a similar device, see Ill Har above.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. NK = Neckel, Gustav and Hans Kuhn (1899), eds. 1983. Edda: Die Lieder des Codex Regius nebst verwandten Denkmälern. 2 vols. I: Text. 5th edn. Heidelberg: Winter.
  3. Internal references
  4. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Illugi bryndœlaskáld, Poem about Haraldr harðráði’ 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. 282-5.
  5. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr’ 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. 501-27.

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