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Þstf Stuttdr 5II/4 — fǫr ‘The journey’

Ey mun uppi
Endils, meðan stendr
sólborgar salr,
svǫrgœðis fǫr.
Þú hefr í vátri,
vegsamr, þvegizk,
geirs gnýstœrir,
gráns, Jórðáni.

Fǫr Endils svǫrgœðis mun ey uppi, meðan salr sólborgar stendr. Vegsamr gráns geirs gnýstœrir, þú hefr þvegizk í vátri Jórðáni.

The journey of the fattener of Endill’s <sea-king’s> bird [(lit. ‘bird-fattener of Endill’) RAVEN/EAGLE > WARRIOR] will always be remembered as long as the hall of the sun’s stronghold [SKY/HEAVEN > EARTH] remains. Glorious increaser of the clash of the grey spear [(lit. ‘clash-increaser of the grey spear’) BATTLE > WARRIOR], you have washed yourself in the watery River Jordan.


[4] fǫr: so Hr, fjǫr H


[4] fǫr ‘journey’: So Hr. The H variant fjǫr ‘life’ makes less sense because the poem is detailing Sigurðr’s journey.



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