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Runic Dictionary

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

ed. Haraldur Bernharðsson;

prose works

Grímnismál (Grí) - 58

Grímnismál

Not published: do not cite ()

segments:  0a 

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41 — Grí 41

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Ór Ymis holdi
var jörð um sköpuð
en ór sveita sær,
björg ór beinum,
baðmr ór hári
en ór hausi himinn;
en ór hans brám
gerðu blíð regin
Miðgarð manna sonum
en ór hans heila
vóru þau in harðmóðgu
ský öll um sköpuð.   (eddic or germanic)

(‘From Ymir’s flesh the earth was made,*
and from his blood, the sea,
mountains from his bones, trees from his hair,
and from his skull, the sky.
And from his eyelashes the cheerful gods
made Midgard for men’s sons;
and from his brain the hard-tempered clouds
were all created.)

editions: Skj Not in Skj;

sources

GKS 2365 4° (R) 10v, 6 - 10v, 9 (Edda)  image  image  
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