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Edáð Banddr 6I

Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyjólfr dáðaskáld, Bandadrápa 6’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 464.

Eyjólfr dáðaskáldBandadrápa
567

text and translation

Oddhríðar fór eyða
— óx hríð at þat — síðan
logfágandi lœgis
land Valdamars brandi.
Aldeigju brauzt, œgir
— oss numnask skil — gumna;
sú varð hildr með hauldum
hǫrð; komt austr í Garða.

{{{{Oddhríðar} lœgis} log}fágandi} fór síðan eyða land Valdamars brandi; hríð óx at þat. Brauzt Aldeigju, {œgir gumna}; skil numnask oss; sú hildr varð hǫrð með hauldum; komt austr í Garða.
 
‘ The custodian of the flame of the sea of the point-storm [(lit. ‘flame-custodian of the sea of the point-storm’) BATTLE > BLOOD > SWORD > WARRIOR] went afterwards to ravage Vladimir’s land with the sword; the onslaught intensified at that. You crushed Staraya Ladoga, intimidator of men [RULER]; sound information is being brought to us [me]; that battle became hard amongst freeholders; you came eastwards into Russia.

notes and context

After spending two winters in Sweden, and (in ÓT) marrying Gyða in Denmark, Eiríkr sails east across the Baltic and, reaching the territory of King Valdamarr (Vladimir), raids extensively. He storms and sacks Aldeigja (Staraya Ladoga) and subsequently raids around Garðar (Russia).

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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: Eyjólfr dáðaskáld, Bandadrápa 6: AI, 201, BI, 191-2, Skald I, 101, NN §482; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 417, IV, 94, ÍF 26, 339, Hkr 1991, I, 230 (ÓTHkr ch. 90), F 1871, 153; Fms 3, 289, Fms 12, 56, ÓT 1958-2000, II, 243 (ch. 243), Flat 1860-8, I, 519.

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