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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

Völundarkviða (Völ) - 46

Völundarkviða

Not published: do not cite ()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   37   38   39   40   41 

36 — Völ 36

Cite as: Not published: do not cite (Völ 36)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Mæltira þú það mál
er mik meirr tregi
né ek þik vilja, Völundr,
verr um níta;
erat svá maðr hár
að þik af hesti taki
né svá öflugr
að þik neðan skjóti
þar er þú skollir
við ský uppi!   (eddic or germanic)

(‘You could say no words that would grieve me more,
nor, Volund, would I deny you any worse a fate;
there is no man so tall that he could reach you from horse-back,
nor so powerful that he could shoot you down from below,
there where you hover against the cloud!’
)

editions: Skj Not in Skj;

sources

GKS 2365 4° (R) 19r, 30 - 19r, 33 (Edda)  image  image  
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