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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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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)

SkP info: I, 466

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

7 — Edáð Banddr 7I

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

Note: The following transcriptions have been entered to aid the editing process. These may not have been fully reviewed and checked and may therefore not be reliable. You may wish to consult the manuscript images. Any corrections can be notified to the database editor.

 Kx Fra ec hvar fleina siá⸌æ⸍var | fúr herðir styr[35] gerði | endr i eyia sunde | Eirikr und sic geira g[36] | rꜹð fúr gia⸌⸍fall fiorar[37] | folcmeiðr[38] dana sceiðar | ver fragom þat vaga[39] || veðr mildr og semr hilldi[40] |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 F Fra ek hvar fleína siafar fv́r herðir styr gerði endr i eyia svndi | eirikr · vnd síg geíra · rꜹð fv́r gíafall fíorar folk meiðr | dana skeiðar ver frágvm þat vaga veðr milldr ok semr hilldi . |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 J1x Fra ek hvar flein | a sæfar fur herþir styr gerþe enðr i eyia sunðe | eiʀikr vnd sik ·g· hrꜹðfur giafall fiorar | folkmeiðr dana skeidar ver fragum þat vaga | v. m ok s. h.   [VEÞ]  edit 

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