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Edáð Banddr 8I

Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyjólfr dáðaskáld, Bandadrápa 8’ 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. 467.

Eyjólfr dáðaskáldBandadrápa
789

text and translation

Ôttuð hjaldr, þars hauldar,
hlunnviggs, í bý runnu,
gæti-Njǫrðr, við Gauta.
Gunnblíðr ok ræðr síðan.
Herskildi fór hildar
— hann þverrði frið mǫnnum —
ôss of allar sýslur.
Jarl goðvǫrðu hjarli

Ôttuð hjaldr við Gauta, {gæti-Njǫrðr {hlunnviggs}}, þars hauldar runnu í bý. Gunnblíðr ok ræðr síðan … {Ôss hildar} fór herskildi of allar sýslur; hann þverrði frið mǫnnum. Jarl goðvǫrðu hjarli …
 
‘You had a battle against the Gautar, protecting-Njǫrðr <god> of the roller-horse [SHIP > SEAFARER], where freeholders ran into the town. Rejoicing in battle and rules since then … The god of battle [WARRIOR = Eiríkr] went with the war-shield across all districts; he diminished the peace for men. Jarl god-defended land …

notes and context

As for st. 7.

Lines 4 and 8 belong to the klofastef ‘split refrain’ and stand outside the syntax of the stanza; see st. 9 and Notes.

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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 8: AI, 202, BI, 192, Skald I, 101; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 418, IV, 95, ÍF 26, 340, Hkr 1991, I, 231 (ÓTHkr ch. 90), F 1871, 154.

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