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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

Reginsmál (Reg) - 55

Reginsmál

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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 

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Sigurðr gekk til stóðs Hjálpreks ok kaus sér af hest einn er Grani var kallaðr síðan. Þá var kominn Reginn til Hjálpreks, sonr Hreiðmars. Hann var hverjum manni hagari okdvergr of vöxt. Hann var vitr, grimmr ok fjölkunnigr. Reginn veitti Sigurði fóstr ok kennzlu ok elskaði hann mjök. Hann sagði Sigurði frá forellri sínu ok þeim atburðum að Óðinn ok Hænir ok Loki höfðu komið til Andvarafors; íþeim forsi var fjölði fiska. Einn dvergr hét Andvari; hann var löngum íforsinumígeddu líki ok fekk sér þar matar. Otr hét bróðir várr, kvað Reginn, er oft fór íforsinníotrs líki. Hann hafði tekið einn lax ok sat á árbakkanum ok át blundandi. Loki laust hann með steini til bana. Þóttuz æsir mjök heppnir verið hafa ok flógu belg af otrinum. Það sama kveld sóttu þeir gisting til Hreiðmars ok sýndu veiði sína. Þá tóku vér þá höndum ok lögðum þeim fjörlausn að fylla otrbelginn með gulli ok hylja útan ok með rauðu gulli. Þá sendu þeir Loka að afla gullzins. Hann kom til Ránar ok fekk net hennar ok fór þá til Andvarafors ok kastaði netinu fyr gedduna en hon hljóp ínetið. Þá mælti Loki:

(Sigurd went to Hialprek’s stud and chose himself a horse who was afterwards called Grani* Then Regin came to Hialprek’s; he was the son of Hreidmar; he was more skilful in making things than anyone else and a dwarf in height; he was clever, fierce, and knowledgeable about magic. Regin offered to foster Sigurd and to teach him, and he loved him a great deal. He told Sigurd about his parents and these events: Odin, Hænir, and Loki had come to Andvara-falls; in those falls there were a great many fish. There was a dwarf called Andvari; he had spent a long time in the falls in the form of a pike and got himself food that way. ‘Otter was the name of our brother,’ said Regin, ‘and he used often to go in the falls in the form of an otter. He had caught a salmon and was sitting on the river bank, eating it with his eyes shut. Loki struck him with a stone and killed him. The Æsir thought this was great good fortune and flayed off the otter’s skin for a bag. The same evening they stayed the night with Hreidmar and showed what they had caught. Then we seized them and made them ransom their lives by filling the otterskin bag with gold and also by covering the outside with red gold. Then they sent Loki to collect the gold. He went to Ran and borrowed her net and then went to Andvara-falls and cast the net ahead of the pike; and he jumped into it. Then Loki said:
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editions: Skj Not in Skj;

sources

GKS 2365 4° (R) 28v, 30 - 29r, 11 (Edda)  image  image  
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