6. Then of many | things they talked,
When thus the men | so wise had met.

Sigurth spake:

"To me, if thou knowest, | my mother's brother,
Say what life | will Sigurth's be."

Gripir spake:

7. "Of men thou shalt be | on earth the mightiest,
And higher famed | than all the heroes;
Free of gold-giving, | slow to flee,
Noble to see, | and sage in speech."

Sigurth spake:

8. "Monarch wise, | now more I ask;
To Sigurth say, | if thou thinkest to see,
What first will chance | of my fortune fair,
When hence I go | from out thy home?"

Gripir spake:

9. "First shalt thou, prince, | thy father avenge,
And Eylimi, | their ills requiting;
The hardy sons | of Hunding thou
Soon shalt fell, | and victory find."

Sigurth spake:

10. "Noble king, | my kinsman, say
Thy meaning true, | for our minds we speak:
For Sigurth mighty | deeds dost see,
The highest beneath | the heavens all?"

[9. Thy father: on The death of Sigmund and Eylimi at the hands of Hunding's sons see Fra Dautha Sinfjotla and note.]

 



6. Mćla námu ok margt hjala
ţá er ráđspakir rekkar fundusk.

Sigurđr kvađ:

"Segđu mér, ef ţú veizt, móđurbróđir:
Hvé mun Sigurđi snúna ćvi."

Grípir kvađ:

7. "Ţú munt mađr vera mćztr und sólu
ok hćstr borinn hverjum jöfri,
gjöfull af gulli, en glöggr flugar,
ítr áliti ok í orđum spakr."

Sigurđr kvađ:

8. "Segđu, gegn konungr, gerr en ek spyrja,
snotr, Sigurđi, ef ţú sjá ţykkisk:
Hvat mun fyrst gerask til farnađar,
ţá er ór garđi emk genginn ţínum?"

Grípir kvađ:

9. "Fyrst muntu, fylkir, föđur of hefna,
ok Eylima alls harms reka;
ţú munt harđa Hundings sonu
snjalla fella, muntu sigr hafa."

Sigurđr kvađ:

10. "Segđu, ítr konungr, ćttingi, mér
heldr horskliga, er vit hugat mćlum:
Sér ţú Sigurđar snör brögđ fyrir,
ţau er hćst fara und himinskautum?"


 


© 2008 Völuspá.org | © 2008 Articles, Analysis and Artwork to their respective creators
Eddas, Sagas and Folklore Public Domain