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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eil Þdr 16III

Edith Marold (ed.) 2017, ‘Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa 16’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 111.

Eilífr GoðrúnarsonÞórsdrápa

text and translation

Fátíða nam frœði
(fjarðeplis) kon Jarðar
(mœrar legs né mýgðu
menn ǫlteiti) kenna.
Almtaugar laust œgir
angrþjóf sega tangar
Óðins afli soðnum
áttruðr í gin Suðra.

{Kon Jarðar} nam kenna fátíða frœði; né mýgðu {menn {legs {mœrar {fjarðeplis}}}} ǫlteiti. {Œgir almtaugar}, {áttruðr Suðra}, laust {afli soðnum sega tangar} í gin {{angrþjóf} Óðins}.
‘The son of Jǫrð <goddess> [= Þórr] got to know an uncommon skill; nor did the men of the lair of the land of the fjord-apple [STONE > MOUNTAINS > CAVE > GIANTS] suppress the ale-cheer. The terrifier of the bow-string [WARRIOR = Geirrøðr], the relative of Suðri <dwarf> [GIANT], struck a hearth-boiled morsel of tongs [PIECE OF IRON] into the mouth of the sorrow-thief [HELPER] of Óðinn <god> [= Þórr].

notes and context

See Context to st. 1.



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 15: AI, 151, BI, 142-3, Skald I, 78, NN §§464, 1833, 2409; SnE 1848-87, I, 300-1, III, 35-6, SnE 1931, 109, SnE 1998, I, 29.


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