Eysteinn Valdason — EValdIIIskalds
Vol. 3, 185 — — ed. Margaret Clunies Ross
Margaret Clunies Ross 2017, ‘(Biography of) Eysteinn Valdason’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 185.
(EVald) is known only from the section of Skm
on kennings for Þórr (SnE 1998
, I, 14
-17), where he is named and three helmingar
attributed to him are quoted. No other information about him exists. Most editors (e.g. Finnur Jónsson in Skj A
) regard him as an Icelander, although there is no evidence in support of this view. He is usually considered to have lived in the tenth century, largely because of the pagan subject-matter and style of his poetry.
- Skj A = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1912-15a. Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning. A: Tekst efter håndskrifterne. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Villadsen & Christensen. Rpt. 1967. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger.
- SnE 1998 = Snorri Sturluson. 1998. Edda: Skáldskaparmál. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 2 vols. University College London: Viking Society for Northern Research.
- Internal references
- Not published: do not cite (SkmIII)
Eysteinn Valdason (EVald)
Skj AI, 140; BI, 131
main editor: Margaret Clunies Ross