Svipdag spake:

41. "Now answer me, Fjolsvith, | the question I ask,
For now the truth would I know:
Lives there the man | who in Mengloth's arms
So fair may seek to sleep?"

Fjolsvith spake:

42. "No man there is | who in Mengloth's arms
So fair may seek to sleep,
Save Svipdag alone, | for the sun-bright maid
Is destined his bride to be.""

Svipdag spake:

43. "Fling back the gates! | make the gateway wide!
Here mayst thou Svipdag see!
Hence get thee to find | if gladness soon
Mengloth to me will give."

Fjolsvith spake:

44. "Hearken, Mengloth, | a man is come;
Go thou the guest to see!
The hounds are fawning, | the house bursts open,--
Svipdag, methinks, is there."

Mengloth spake:

45. "On the gallows high | shall hungry ravens
Soon thine eyes pluck out,
If thou liest in saying | that here at last
The hero is come to my hall."

 



Vindkaldr kvađ:

41. "Segđu mér ţat, Fjölsviđr, er ek ţik fregna mun
ok ek vilja vita, hvárt sé manna nökkut,
er knegi á Menglađar svásum armi sofa?"

Fjölsviđr kvađ:

42. "Vćtr er ţat manna, er knegi á Menglađar
svásum armi sofa, nema Svipdagr einn,
hánum var sú in sólbjarta brúđr at kván of kveđin."

Vindkaldr kvađ:

43. "Hrittu á hurđir, láttu hliđ rúm,
hér máttu Svipdag sjá;
en ţó vita far, ef vilja myni
Menglöđ mitt gaman."

Fjölsviđr kvađ:

44. "Heyr ţú, Menglöđ, hér er mađr kominn,
gakk ţú á gest sjá;
hundar fagna, hús hefir upp lokizk,
hygg ek, at Svipdagr sé."

Menglöđ kvađ:

45. "Horskir hrafnar skulu ţér á hám galga
slíta sjónir ór, ef ţú ţat lýgr,
at hér sé langt kominn mögr til minna sala.


 


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