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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Völ 20

Völundarkviða 20 — ed. Haraldur Bernharðsson

Not published: do not cite (Völ 20)

Codex Regius of the Poetic Edda: an electronic editionVölundarkviða

text and translation

The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable. The following is taken from an old edition (Skj where relevant):

Drifu ungir tveir
ádýr sjá,
synir Níðaðar,
ísævar stöð.
Kómu þeir til kistu,
kröfðu lukla;
opin var illúð
er þeir í sá;
fjölð var þar menja
er þeim mögum sýndiz
að væri gull rautt
ok gjörsimar.
Komið einir tveir,
komið annars dags!
Ykkr læt ek það gull
um gefið verða.


Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.


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