Innweorud Earmanrices

  title={Innweorud Earmanrices},
  author={Caroline Brady},
  pages={454 - 459}
IN the WidsitY occurs a list of twenty-nine heroes whom the travelling scop is reputed to have sought out in his travels. It is the third of those catalogues which the poet made the backbone of his work.' Throughout the poem he shows remarkable skill in incorporating these old name-lists into his framework of the fiction of the travelling scop and in building upon them narrative and lyric bits of his own composition. This has been admirably demonstrated by Kemp Malone; indeed, it is Malone's… Expand


The Eormanric of the WidsiV
  • 1937
He was a sixth-century Hreiigothic chieftain: Birger Nerman, 'F6rs6k till Datering av Reidgoternas Konungaatt
  • 1928
Die Austrasische Dietrichssage,' ZfdA, vi (1848), 458; Koegel, Geschichte der deutschen Litteratur, i, 1, 124; 0. L. Jiriczek, 'Seafola im JVidsith
  • 331 f. Theodoric the Frank
  • 1911
Also of interest in this connection is Otto von Friesen's discussion, Rdkstenen (Stockholm, 1920), pp. 116 ff. I JEGPh, xxXVII
    He is to be identified as Theodoric the Ostrogoth, the Dietrich von Bern of German legend: Richard Heinzel
    • Mod. Phil., iv
    In PMLA, XL,797, he makes much of the fact that East-Gota was Ermanaric's great-great-grandfather
      Seafola (115), and peodric (115) are also Goths
      • Fridla (113)
      Secca (115), Hama (124). Chambers suggests that Elsa (117) and Hungar (117) may have been Goths, but I am not quite convinced, since they are named together with two Langobards, Eadwine and zEgelmund
      • Rondhere (123) and Raedhere (123) possibly Hreitgoths. There may even be Goths or Hrei6goths among those figures which have not as yet been satisfactorily identified: He'ica (112), Beadeca (112)
      Unwene (114), Wudga (124); certainly Hrei6goths: Hea oric (116)
      • Certainly Goths are East-Gota (1. 113)