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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eskál Vell 17I

Edith Marold (ed.) 2012, ‘Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla 17’ 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. 305.

Einarr skálaglamm HelgasonVellekla

text and translation

Engi varð á jǫrðu
ættum góðr nema Fróði
gæti-Njǫrðr, sás gerði,
geirbríkar, frið slíkan.

{Engi ættum góðr gæti-Njǫrðr {geirbríkar}} varð á jǫrðu, sás gerði slíkan frið, nema Fróði.
‘No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr <god> of the spear-board [SHIELD > WARRIOR] lived on earth who made such peace, except Fróði.

notes and context

Fsk cites this stanza following st. 15 and introduces it by remarking that peace and fertility prevailed.


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: Einarr Helgason skálaglamm, 3. Vellekla 18: AI, 126, BI, 120, Skald I, 67, NN §408; Fsk 1902-3, 70 (ch. 14), ÍF 29, 112 (ch. 16).


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