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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þul Eyja 3III

Elena Gurevich (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Þulur, Eyja heiti 3’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 976.

Anonymous ÞulurEyja heiti

text and translation

Krít, Kípr, Lygra,         Kǫrmt, Rǫð, Bjarkey,
Hæring, Gylling,         Hugró, Varða,
Lauga, Lygra,         Lág ok Gizki,
Þriðna ok Þjótta,         Þruma, Kinn ok Hrótt.

Krít, Kípr, Lygra, Kǫrmt, Rǫð, Bjarkey, Hæring, Gylling, Hugró, Varða, Lauga, Lygra, Lág ok Gizki, Þriðna ok Þjótta, Þruma, Kinn ok Hrótt.
‘Crete, Cyprus, Lygra, Karmøy, Radøy, Bjarkøy, Knapplundøya, Straumøya, Hugró, Varða, Laugen, Lygra, Lågøy and Giske, Træna and Tjøtta, Tromøy, Kinn and Rott.

notes and context

Aside from Crete and Cyprus (Krít and Kípr l. 1), all islands listed in this stanza are located in Norway. Many of the names occur in Einarr Skúlason’s stanzas which precede Þul Eyja in ms. A, and they are also known from LaufE (the last two stanzas only from the latter source and RE 1665(Ee3); see Introductions to Þul Islands and ESk Lv 8-9, 14-15): Lygra (Lygra ll. 1, 5), Karmøy, Radøy (Kǫrmt, Rǫð  l. 2), Varða (l. 4), Giske (Gizki l. 6), Tjøtta (Þjótta l. 7), Tromøy and Kinn (Þruma, Kinn l. 8).


Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], IV. bbb. Eyja heiti 3: AI, 689, BI, 679, Skald I, 343; SnE 1848-87, II, 492.


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