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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Not published: do not cite ()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 

non-skaldic stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45   46   47   48   49   50   51   52   53   54   55   56   57   58   59   60   61   62 

3 — Vsp 3

Cite as: Not published: do not cite (Vsp 3)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Ár var alda
þar er Ymir byggði,
vara sandr né sær
né svalar unnir,
jörð fannz æva
né upphiminn,
gap var ginnunga
en gras hvergi.   (eddic or germanic)

(Early in time Ymir made his settlement,*
there was no sand nor sea nor cool waves;
earth was nowhere nor the sky above,
a void of yawning chaos, grass was there nowhere )

editions: Skj Not in Skj;

sources

GKS 2365 4° (R) 1r, 6 - 1r, 8 (Edda)  image  image  
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