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Eyjólfr dáðaskáld (Edáð)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Russell Poole;

Bandadrápa (Banddr) - 9

Skj info: Eyjólfr dáðaskáld, Islandsk skjald (omkr. 1000). (AI, 200-202, BI, 190-192).

Skj poems:
Bandadrápa

Eyjólfr dáðaskáld (Edáð) is named among the skalds of Eiríkr jarl Hákonarson of Hlaðir (Lade) in the text of Skáldatal in ms. 761aˣ (SnE 1848-87, III, 256). The U text numbers him among the skalds of Sveinn jarl Hákonarson but not Eiríkr (ibid., 266); this, however, is without corroboration from other sources and probably due to a simple error of transposition (though see Ohlmarks 1958, 145). Eyjólfr’s nickname may derive from his poetry in praise of the dáðir ‘deeds’ of Eiríkr jarl (ÍF 26, 249 n. 1), whose career spanned the late tenth and early eleventh centuries. No traces of poetry by Eyjólfr concerning any other rulers survive and nothing is otherwise known about his life or lineage.

 

Bandadrápa (‘Drápa of the gods’) — Edáð BanddrI

Russell Poole 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Eyjólfr dáðaskáld, Bandadrápa’ 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. 454.

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Skj: Eyjólfr dáðaskáld: Bandadrápa, omkr. 1010 (AI, 200-2, BI, 190-2)

in texts: Flat, Fsk, Hkr, LaufE, ÓT, ÓTC, Skm, SnE

SkP info: I, 454

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance references search files

 

mss referred to in stanzas/text:
AM 35 folx, AM 37 folx, AM 38 folx, AM 45 fol, AM 51 folx, AM 53 fol, AM 54 fol, AM 61 fol, AM 242 fol, AM 301 4°x, AM 302 4°x, AM 303 4°x, AM 325 VIII 1 4°, AM 748 I b 4°, AM 748 II 4°, DG 11, GKS 1005 fol, GKS 2367 4°, Holm perg 1 fol, OsloUB 371 folx, Traj 1374x

mss from the text and poem locations table:

AM 761 b 4°x 69r-71r  image
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