26. When we saw in the hall | of the Hunnish race
The flame of the snake's bed | flash round the hero;
(For the journey since | full sore have I paid,
And ever I seek | the sight to forget.)"

27. By the pillars she stood, | and gathered her strength,
From the eyes of Brynhild, | Buthli's daughter,
Fire there burned, | and venom she breathed,
When the wounds she saw | on Sigurth then.

Guthrun went thence away to a forest in the waste, and journeyed all the way to Denmark, and was there seven half-years with Thora, daughter of Hokon. Brynhild would not live after Sigurth. She had eight of her thralls slain and five serving-women. Then she killed her self with a sword, as is told in the Short Lay of Sigurth.

[Prose. The manuscript has "Gunnar" in place of "Guthrun," but this is an obvious mistake; the entire prose passage is based on Guthrunarkvitha II, 14. The Volsungasaga likewise merely paraphrases Guthrunarkvitha II, and nothing further is known of Thora or her father, Hokon, though many inconclusive attempts have been made to identify the latter. Brynhild: the story of her death is told in great detail in the latter part of Sigurtharkvitha en skamma.]

 



26. Ţá er vit í höll húnskrar ţjóđar
eld á jöfri ormbeđs litum,
ţess hefi ek gangs goldit síđan,
ţeirar sýnar, sáumk ey."

27. Stóđ hon und stođ, strengđi hon efli;
brann Brynhildi Buđla dóttur
eldr ór augum, eitri fnćsti,
er hon sár of leit á Sigurđi.

Guđrún gekk ţađan á braut til skógar á eyđimerkr ok fór allt til Danmarkar ok var ţar međ Ţóru Hákonardóttur sjau misseri. Brynhildr vildi eigi lifa eftir Sigurđ. Hon lét drepa ţrćla sína átta ok fimm ambóttir. Ţá lagđi hon sik sverđi til bana, svá sem segir í Sigurđarkviđu inni skömmu.





 


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