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Eil Þdr 12III

Edith Marold (ed.) 2017, ‘Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa 12’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 101.

Eilífr GoðrúnarsonÞórsdrápa

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable. The following is taken from an old edition (Skj where relevant):

Ok sifuna síðan
sverðs liðhatar gerðu
hlífar borðs við Hǫrða
harðgleipnis dyn barða,
áðr "hylríðar" hæði
hrjóðendr fjǫru þjóðar
við skyld-Breta "skytju"
skálleik Heðins reikar.


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: Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 2. Þórsdrápa 11: AI, 150, BI, 142, Skald I, 78, NN §§456, 457, 2495C; SnE 1848-87, I, 296-9, III, 32-3, SnE 1931, 109, SnE 1998, I, 28.


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