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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eil Þdr 19III

Edith Marold (ed.) 2017, ‘Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa 19’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 117.

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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):

Bifðisk hǫll þás hǫfði
heiðreks of kom breiðu
und fletbjarnar fornan
fótlegg þrasis veggjar;
ítr gulli laust Ullar
jótrs vegtaugar þrjóti
meina niðr í miðjan
mest bígyrðil nestu.


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 18: AI, 151, BI, 143, Skald I, 78, NN §§2008I, 2253, 2309B, 2409, 2987I, 3396L; SnE 1848-87, I, 302-3, III, 37-8, SnE 1931, 109, SnE 1998, I, 29; LaufE 1979, 280, 357.


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