Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 26 (Hervǫr Hundingjadóttir, Lausavísur 3)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 519.
Í höll skaltu ganga ok hilmi* lúta,
ok kveðja kurteisliga konung inn stórráða.
Láttu eigi æðru á þér finna,
þótt þú í höll lítir háva stórgarpa.
Skaltu ganga í höll ok lúta hilmi*, ok kveðja inn stórráða konung kurteisliga. Láttu eigi finna æðru á þér, þótt þú lítir háva stórgarpa í höll.
‘You must go into the hall and bow to the ruler, and greet the ambitious king courteously. Do not let fear be visible upon you, even though you see tall powerful warriors in the hall. ’
Upon Hǫrðr’s instruction, Hjálmþér presents Hervǫr with a number of treasures Hǫrðr had taken from the cave of the giant father of the sea-ogresses the heroes had killed earlier. She accepts them with pleasure and continues with more detailed advice on how they should behave in her father’s presence, warning Hjálmþér indirectly of Hástigi, Hundingi’s evil and jealous counsellor.
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I haull skaltu | ganga og hilmir lvta oc kvedia kvrteyslega | kong hinn stor ʀada lattv ey ædrv a þier finna | þott þu j haull lytir hafa stor garpa
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