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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eil Þdr 5III

Edith Marold (ed.) 2017, ‘Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa 5’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 85.

Eilífr GoðrúnarsonÞórsdrápa

text and translation

Ok gangs vanir gingu
gunnvargs himintǫrgu
fríðrar vers; til fljóða
frumseyris kom dreyra,
þás bǫlkveitir brjóta
bragðmildr Loka vildi
bræði vændr á brúði
bág Sefgrímnis mága.

Ok vanir gangs gingu {vers {gunnvargs {fríðrar himintǫrgu}}}; kom til {dreyra {frumseyris fljóða}}, þás {bragðmildr, bræði vændr bǫlkveitir Loka} vildi brjóta bág á {brúði {mága Sefgrímnis}}.
‘And the ones accustomed to walking went to the sea of the battle-wolf of the splendid sky-shield [SUN > = Fenrir > MOUNTAINS]; [he] came to the blood of the foremost harasser of women [GIANT > RIVER], when the action-liberal, rage-familiar misfortune-destroyer of Loki [= Þórr] wanted to open hostilities on the bride of the in-laws of Sefgrímnir <giant> [GIANTS > GIANTESS].

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 4: AI, 149, BI, 140, Skald I, 77, NN §§446, 2902E; SnE 1848-87, I, 292-3, III, 27-8, SnE 1931, 108, SnE 1998, I, 26.


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