Svipdag spake:

31. "Now answer me, Fjolsvith, | the question I ask,
For now the truth would I know:
What call they the hall, | encompassed here
With flickering magic flames?"

Fjolsvith spake:

32. "Lyr is it called, | and long it shall
On the tip of a spear-point tremble;
Of the noble house | mankind has heard,
But more has it never known."

Svipdag spake:

33. "Now answer me, Fjolsvith, | the question I ask,
For now the truth would I know:
What one of the gods | has made so great
The hall I behold within?"

Fjolsvith spake:

34. "Uni and Iri, | Bari and Jari,
Var and Vegdrasil,
Dori and Ori, | Delling, and there
Was Loki, the fear of the folk."

Svipdag spake:

35. "Now answer me, Fjolsvith, | the question I ask,
For now the truth would I know:
What call they the mountain | on which the maid
Is lying so lovely to see?""

[32. Lyr ("Heat-Holding"): just what the spear-point reference means is not altogether clear. Presumably it refers to the way in which the glowing brightness of the lofty hall makes it seem to quiver and turn in the air, but the tradition, never baffled by physical laws, may have actually balanced the whole building on a single point to add to the difficulties of entrance.

34. Loki, the one god named, was the builder of the hall, with the aid of the nine dwarfs. Jari, Dori, and Ori appear in the Voluspo catalogue of the dwarfs (stanzas 13 and 15); Delling appears in Hovamol, 161, and Vafthruthnismol, 25, in the latter case, however, the name quite possibly referring to some one else. The other dwarfs' names do not appear elsewhere. The manuscripts differ as to the forms of many of these names.]

 



Vindkaldr kvađ:

31. "Segđu mér ţat, Fjölsviđr, er ek ţik fregna mun
ok ek vilja vita:
Hvat sá salr heitir, er slunginn er
vísum vafrloga?"

Fjölsviđr kvađ:

32. "Hyrr hann heitir, en hann lengi mun
á brodds oddi bifask;
auđranns ţess munu um aldr hafa
frétt eina fírar."

Vindkaldr kvađ:

33. "Segđu mér ţat, Fjölsviđr, er ek ţik fregna mun
ok ek vilja vita:
Hverr ţat gerđi, er ek fyr garđ sák
innan, ásmaga?"

Fjölsviđr kvađ:

34. "Uni ok Íri, Óri ok Bári,
Varr ok Vegdrasill;
Dóri ok Úri, Dellingr, Atvarđr,
Líđskjalfr, Loki."

Vindkaldr kvađ:

35. "Segđu mér ţat, Fjölsviđr, er ek ţik fregna mun
ok ek vilja vita:
Hvat ţat bjarg heitir, er ek sé brúđi á
ţjóđmćra ţruma?"







 


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