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

ed. Haraldur Bernharðsson;

prose works

Frá sonum Hrauðungs konungs (Hrauð) - 3

Frá sonum Hrauðungs konungs

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segments:  0a 

0b — [not skaldic]

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Hrauðungr konungr átti tvá sonu; hét annarr Agnarr en annarr Geirröðr. Agnarr var tíu vetra en Geirröðr átta vetra. Þeir reru tveir á báti með dorgar sínar að smáfiski. Vindr rak þá íhaf út. Í náttmyrkri brutu þeir við land ok gengu upp, fundu kotbónda einn. Þar vóru þeir um vetrinn. Kerling fóstraði Agnar en karl Geirröð. Að vári fekk karl þeim skip. En er þau kerling leiddu þá til strandar þá mælti karl einmæli við Geirröð. Þeir fengu byr ok kvómu til stöðva föðurs síns. Geirröðr var fram ískipi. Hann hljóp upp áland en hratt út skipinu ok mælti: Farþú þar er smyl hafi þik! Skipið rak út en Geirröðr gekk út til bæjar. Hánum var vel fagnað. Þá var faðir hans andaðr. Var þá Geirröðr til konungs tekinn ok varð maðr ágætr.

(King Hraudung had two sons; one was called Agnar, and the other Geirrod. Agnar was 10 years old, and Geirrod 8. They both rowed out in a boat with rods and trailing lines to catch small fish. The wind drove them out into the ocean. In the dark that night, they made land-fall, and went ashore; they found a crofter. They stayed there for the winter. The old woman fostered Agnar, and the old man Geirrod. In the spring, the old man got them a ship. And when he and the old woman took them down to the shore, then the old man spoke privately to Geirrod. They got a breeze and came to their father’s harbour. Geirrod was forward in the ship, he jumped ashore and pushed the ship out and said: ‘Go where the evil one may take you!’ The ship was driven out, and Geirrod went up to the house. He was greeted joyfully; his father had died. Then Geirrod was taken as king and became a splendid man.)

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GKS 2365 4° (R) 8v, 31 - 9r, 10 (Edda)  image  image  
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