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Nú eru Háva mál kveðin
Háva höllu í,
allþörf ýta sonum,
óþörf ýta sonum.
Heill sá er kvað!
Heill sá er kann!
Njóti sá er nam!
Heilir þeirs hlýddu! (eddic or germanic)
(Now the High One’s song is recited, in the High One’s hall
very useful to the sons of men,
quite useless to the sons of men,*
luck to him who recited, luck to him who knows!
May he benefit, he who learnt it,
luck to those who listened!)
editions: Skj Not in Skj;