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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

Frá Ægi ok goðum (Æg) - 2

Frá Ægi ok goðum

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Ægir, eröðru nafni hét Gymir, hann hafði búið ásum öl þá er hann hafði fengið ketil inn mikla sem nú er sagt. Til þeirar veizlu kom Óðinn ok Frigg, kona hans. Þórr kom eigi því að hann var íaustrvegi. Sif var þar, kona Þórs, BragiokIðunn, kona hans. Týr var þar, hann var einhendr, Fenrisúlfr sleit hönd af hánum þá er hann var bundinn. Þar var Njörðr ok kona hans, Skaði, Freyr ok Freyja, Víðarr, son Óðins. Loki var þar ok þjónustumenn Freys, Byggvir ok Beyla. Margt var þar ása ok álfa. Ægir átti tvá þjónustumenn, Fimafengr ok Eldir. Þar var lýsigull haft fyr eldsljós; sjálft barsk þar öl; þar var griðastaðr mikill. Menn lofuðu mjök hversu góðir þjónustumenn Ægis vóru. Loki mátti eigi heyra það ok drap hann Fimafeng. Þá skóku æsir skjöldu sína ok æpðu að Loka ok eltu hann braut til skógar en þeir fóru að drekka. Loki hvarf aftr ok hitti úti Eldi; Loki kvaddi hann:

(Ægir, who is also called Gymir, had brewed ale for the Æsir, when he got the great cauldron which has just been told about. To this feast came Odin and Frigg, his wife. Thor did not come, because he was away in the east. Sif was there, Thor’s wife, Bragi, and Idunn, his wife. Tyr was there; he was one-handed, for Fenrir the wolf tore his hand off when he was bound. There was Niord and his wife, Skadi, Freyr and Freyia, Vidar, son of Odin; Loki was there and the servants of Freyr, Byggvir and Beyla. Many of the Æsir and elves were there. Ægir had two servants, Fimafeng and Eldir. Shining gold was used instead of firelight; ale went round by itself; that was a great place of peace. People praised the excellence of Ægir’s servers. Loki could not bear to hear that, and he killed Fimafeng. Then the Æsir shook their shields and shrieked at Loki and chased him out to the woods, and they set to drinking.
Loki came back and met Eldir outside; Loki greeted him:)

editions: Skj Not in Skj;

sources

GKS 2365 4° (R) 15r, 3 - 15r, 16 (Edda)  image  image  
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