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Codex Regius of the Poetic Edda: an electronic edition (Edd.)

ed. Haraldur Bernharðsson;

prose works

Völuspá (Vsp) - 63

Völuspá

Not published: do not cite ()

segments:  0a 

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1 — Vsp 1

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Hljóðs bið ek
allar kindir,
meiri ok minni
mögu Heimdalar;
vildu að ek, Valföðr,
vel fram telja
forn spjöll fira,
þau er fremst um man.   (eddic or germanic)

(Hearing I ask from all the tribes,
greater and lesser, the offspring of Heimdall;*
Father of the Slain, you wished me well to declare
living beings’ ancient stories, those I remember from furthest back. )

editions: Skj Not in Skj;

sources

GKS 2365 4° (R) 1r, 2 - 1r, 4 (Edda)  image  image  
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