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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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

ed. Haraldur Bernharðsson;

not in Skj

prose works

Hymiskviða (Hym) - 37


Not published: do not cite ()

non-skaldic stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36 

13 — Hym 13

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Sagðit hánum
hugr vel þá er hann sá
gýgjar græti
á gólf kominn.
Þar vóru þjórar
þrír of teknir,
bað senn jötunn
sjóða ganga.
Hvern létu þeir
höfði skemmra
ok áseyði
síðan báru.
Át Sifjar verr,
áðr sofa gengi,
einn með öllu
öxn tvá Hymis.   (eddic or germanic)

(His mind didn’t speak encouragingly to him, when he saw
the one who makes the giantess weep walking across the floor.*
Then three bulls were taken.
The giant ordered them quickly to be boiled up.
Each one they made shorter by a head
and bore them off to the cooking-pit.
Sif’s husband ate before he went to bed,
on his own he ate right up two of Hymir’s oxen.

editions: Skj Not in Skj;


GKS 2365 4° (R) 14r, 19 - 14r, 22 (Edda)  image  image  
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