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Vel ek, kvað Völundr,
verða ek áfitjum,
þeim er mik Níðaðar
hófz að lofti;
gekk ór eyju,
tregði för friðils
ok föður reiði. (eddic or germanic)
(‘Good for me’, said Volund, ‘if I were on my webbed feet,*
of which Nidud’s warriors deprived me!’
Laughing, Volund rose into the air;
weeping, Bodvild went from the island,
she grieved for her lover’s departure and her father’s fury.
editions: Skj Not in Skj;