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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
161718

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.

Mss: FskBˣ(19v), 51ˣ(17v), 302ˣ(27v), FskAˣ(79), 52ˣ(30v), 301ˣ(28r-v) (Fsk)

Editions: Skj AI, 126, Skj BI, 120, Skald I, 67, NN §408; Fsk 1902-3, 70 (ch. 14), ÍF 29, 112 (ch. 16).

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

Notes: [2] Fróði: The name Fróði is given to five different early Danish legendary kings, two of whom are associated with peaceful rule, and the name evokes a golden age of peace (see Note to Þjóð Yt 1/2).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. NN = Kock, Ernst Albin. 1923-44. Notationes Norrœnæ: Anteckningar till Edda och skaldediktning. Lunds Universitets årsskrift new ser. 1. 28 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. Fsk 1902-3 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1902-3. Fagrskinna: Nóregs kononga tal. SUGNL 30. Copenhagen: Møller.
  5. ÍF 29 = Ágrip af Nóregskonunga sǫgum; Fagrskinna—Nóregs konungatal. Ed. Bjarni Einarsson. 1985.
  6. Internal references
  7. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘Fagrskinna (Fsk)’ 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, pp. clix-clxi.
  8. Edith Marold (ed.) 2012, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal 1’ 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. 9.
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