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Eyv Hál 2I

Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Háleygjatal 2’ 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. 199.

Eyvindr skáldaspillir FinnssonHáleygjatal
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text and translation

Þann skjaldblœtr
skattfœri gat
Ása niðr
við járnviðju,
þás þau mær
í manheimum
skatna vinr
ok Skaði byggðu,
sævar beins,
ok sunu marga
ǫndurdís
við Óðni gat.

{Skjaldblœtr niðr Ása} gat {þann skattfœri} við járnviðju, þás þau mær, {vinr skatna} ok Skaði, byggðu í {{{sævar beins} man}heimum} ok {ǫndurdís} gat marga sunu við Óðni.
 
‘The shield-worshipped kinsman of the Æsir <gods> [= Óðinn] begat that tribute-bringer [JARL = Sæmingr] with the female from Járnviðr, when those renowned ones, the friend of warriors [= Óðinn] and Skaði [giantess], lived in the lands of the maiden of the bone of the sea [(lit. ‘maiden-lands of the bone of the sea’) ROCK > GIANTESS > = Jǫtunheimar ‘Giant-lands’], and the ski-goddess [= Skaði] bore many sons with Óðinn.

notes and context

After Skaði’s failed marriage to Njǫrðr, she marries Óðinn and they have many sons, one of whom is called Sæmingr. The stanza is followed by the comment that Hákon jarl reckoned his lineage back to Sæmingr.

Earlier eds assume that ll. 9-12 belong to a separate stanza from ll. 1-8 (Skj; ÍF 26; Davidson 1983, 96-7) but in this edn they are treated as a single stanza (see Note to st. 2/9 below and Poole 2007b, 162-5).

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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: Eyvindr Finnsson skáldaspillir, 2. Háleygjatal 3-4: AI, 68, BI, 60, Skald I, 37; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 21, IV, 2-3, ÍF 26, 21-2, Hkr 1991, I, 12 (Yng ch. 8), F 1871, 7; Krause 1990, 146-55.

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