(III)

Atli spake:

21. "A stallion I seem | if thou seekest to try me,
And I leap to land from the sea;
I shall smite thee to bits, | if so I will,
And heavy sinks Hrimgerth's tail."

Hrimgerth spake:

22. "Go ashore then, Atli, | if sure of thy might,
Let us come to Varin's cove;
Straight shall thy rounded | ribs be made
If thou comest within my claws."

Atli spake:

23. "I will not go | till the warriors wake,
Again their chief to guard;
I should wonder not, | foul witch, if up
From beneath our keel thou shouldst come."

Hrimgerth spake:

24. "Awake now, Helgi, | and Hrimgerth requite,
That Hati to death thou didst hew;
If a single night | she can sleep by the prince,
Then requited are all her ills."

Helgi spake:

25. " 'Tis Lothin shall have thee,-- | thou'rt loathsome to men,--
His home in Tholley he has;
Of the wild-dwellers worst | is the giant wise,
He is meet as a mate for thee."

[22. Varin's cove: the name of Varin appears twice in place names in Helgakvitha Hundingsbana I (stanzas 27 and 39). The sagas mention a mythical King Varin who lived at Skorustrond in Rogaland (Norway).

25. Of the giant Lothin ("The Shaggy") and his home in Tholley ("Pine Island") nothing is known. Cf. Skirnismol, 35.]

 



(III)

Atli kvađ:

21. "Reini mun ţér ek ţykkja ef ţú reyna knátt,
ok stíga ek á land af legi,
öll muntu lemjask, ef mér er alhugat,
ok sveigja ţinn, Hrímgerđr, hala."

Hrímgerđr kvađ:

22. "Atli, gakk ţú á land, ef afli treystisk,
ok hittumk í vík Varins;
rifja rétti er ţú munt, rekkr, fáa,
ef ţú mér í krummur kemr."

Atli kvađ:

23. "Munk-a ek ganga, áđr gumnar vakna
ok halda of vísa vörđ;
er-a mér örvćnt, nćr óru kemr
skass upp undir skipi."

Hrímgerđr kvađ:

24. "Vaki ţú, Helgi, ok bćt viđ Hrímgerđi,
er ţú lézt höggvinn Hata;
eina nótt kná hon hjá jöfri sofa,
ţá hefr hon bölva bćtr."

Helgi kvađ:

25. "Lođinn heitir, er ţik skal eiga,
leiđ ertu mannkyni, sá býr í Ţolleyju ţurs,
hundvíss jötunn, hraunbúa verstr,
sá er ţér makligr mađr."




 


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