41. Ægir held a feast for the Æsir
Wherefore is gold called Ægir's Fire? This tale is to the same purport as we have told before: Ægir went to Ásgard to a feast, but when
he was ready to return home, he invited Odin and all the Æsir to visit him in three months' time. First came Odin and Njördr, Freyr, Týr,
Bragi, Vídarr, Loki; likewise the Ásynjur: Frigg, Freyja, Gefjun, Skadi, Idunn, Sif. Thor was not there, having gone into the eastern lands
to slay trolls. When the gods had sat down in their places, straightway Ægir had bright gold brought in onto the floor of the hall, and the
gold gave forth light and illumined the hall like fire: and it was used there for lights at his banquet, even as in Valhall swords were used
in place of fire. Then Loki bandied sharp words with all the gods, and slew one of Ægir's thralls, him who was called Five-Finger; another of
his thralls was named Fire-Kindler. Rán is the name of Ægir's wife, and their daughters are nine, even as we have written before. At this
feast all things were self-served, both food and ale, and all implements needful to the feast. Then the Æsir became aware that Rán had that
net wherein she was wont to catch all men who go upon the sea. Now this tale is to show whence it comes that gold is called Fire or Light or
Brightness of Ægir, of Rán, or of Ægir's daughters; and now such use is made of these metaphors that gold is called Fire of the Sea, and of
all names of the sea, even as Ægir or Rán had names associated with the sea. Therefore gold is now called Fire of Waters or of Rivers, and of
all river names.
But these names have fared just as other figures also have done: the later skalds have composed after the examples of the old skalds, even those
examples which stood in their poems, but were later expanded into such forms as seemed to later poets to be like what was written before: as a lake
is to the sea, or the river to the lake, or the brook to the river. Therefore all these are called new figures, when terms are expanded to greater
length than what was recorded before; and all this seems well and good, so fair as it concurs with verisimilitude and nature. As Bragi the Skald sang:
I was given by the Battler
The fire of the Brook of Sea-Fish:
He gave it me, with mercy,
For the Drink of the Mountain-Giant.
42. Of the grove Glasir
Why is gold called the Needles, or Leaves; of Glasir? In Ásgard, before the doors of Valhall, there stands a grove which is called Glasir, and its leafage is
all red gold, even as is sung here:
With golden leafage
Before the High God's halls.
Far and wide, this tree is the fairest known among gods and men.
43. About the smith the son of Ívaldi and about the dwarf Sindri
Why is gold called Sif's Hair? Loki Laufeyarson, for mischief's sake, cut off all Sif's hair. But when Thor learned of this, he seized Loki, and would have
broken every bone in him, had he not sworn to get the Black Elves to make Sif hair of gold, such that it would grow like other hair. After that, Loki went
to those dwarves who are called Ívaldi's Sons; and they made the hair, and Skídbladnir also, and the spear which became Odin's possession, and was called
Gungnir. Then Loki wagered his head with the dwarf called Brokkr that Brokkr's brother Sindri could not make three other precious things equal in virtue to
these. Now when they came to the smithy, Sindri laid a pigskin in the hearth and bade Brokkr blow, and did not cease work until he took out of the hearth that
which he had laid therein. But when he went out of the smithy, while the other dwarf was blowing, straightway a fly settled upon his hand and stung: yet he
blew on as before, until the smith took the work out of the hearth; and it was a boar, with mane and bristles of gold. Next, he laid gold in the hearth and
bade Brokkr blow and cease not from his blast until he should return. He went out; but again the fly came and settled on Brokkr's neck, and bit now half again
as hard as before; yet he blew even until the smith took from the hearth that gold ring which is called Draupnir. Then Sindri laid iron in the hearth and bade
him blow, saying that it would be spoiled if the blast failed. Straightway the fly settled between Brokkr's eyes and stung his eyelid, but when the blood fell
into his eyes so that he could not see, then he clutched at it with his hand as swiftly as he could,--while the bellows grew flat,--and he swept the fly from
him. Then the smith came thither and said that it had come near to spoiling all that was in the hearth. Then he took from the forge a hammer, put all the
precious works into the hands of Brokkr his brother, and bade him go with them to Ásgard and claim the wager.
Now when he and Loki brought forward the precious gifts, the Æsir sat down in the seats of judgment; and that verdict was to prevail which Odin, Thor, and
Freyr should render. Then Loki gave Odin the spear Gungnir, and to Thor the hair which Sif was to have, and Skídbladnir to Freyr, and told the virtues of all
these things: that the spear would never stop in its thrust; the hair would grow to the flesh as soon as it came upon Sif's head; and Skídbladnir would have a
favoring breeze as soon as the sail was raised, in whatsoever direction it might go, but could be folded together like a napkin and be kept in Freyr's pouch if
he so desired. Then Brokkr brought forward his gifts: he gave to Odin the ring, saying that eight rings of the same weight would drop from it every ninth
night; to Freyr he gave the boar, saying that it could run through air and water better than any horse, and it could never become so dark with night or gloom
of the Murky Regions that there should not be sufficient light where be went, such was the glow from its mane and bristles. Then he gave the hammer to Thor,
and said that Thor might smite as hard as he desired, whatsoever might be before him, and the hammer would not fail; and if he threw it at anything, it would
never miss, and never fly so far as not to return to his hand; and if be desired, he might keep it in his sark, it was so small; but indeed it was a flaw in
the hammer that the fore-haft was somewhat short.
This was their decision: that the hammer was best of all the precious works, and in it there was the greatest defence against the Rime-Giants; and they gave
sentence, that the dwarf should have his wager. Then Loki offered to redeem his head, but the dwarf said that there was no chance of this. 'Take me, then,'
quoth Loki; but when Brokkr would have laid hands on him, he was a long way off. Loki had with him those shoes with which he ran through air and over water.
Then the dwarf prayed Thor to catch him, and Thor did so. Then the dwarf would have hewn off his head; but Loki said that he might have the head, but not the
neck. So the dwarf took a thong and a knife, and would have bored a hole in Loki's lips and stitched his mouth together, but the knife did not cut. Then Brokkr
said that it would be better if his brother's awl were there: and even as he named it, the awl was there, and pierced the lips. He stitched the Ups together,
and Loki ripped the thong out of the edges. That thong, with which Loki's mouth was sewn together, is called Vartari.
44. Kennings concerning gold and Freyja
One may hear how gold is metaphorically called Fulla's Snood, in this verse which Eyvindr Skald-Despoiler wrought:
Fulla's shining Fillet,
The forehead's sun at rising,
Shone on the swelling shield-hill
For skalds all Hakon's life-days.
Gold is called Freyja's Tears, as was said before. So sang Skúli Thorsteinsson:
Many a fearless swordsman
Received the Tears of Freyja
The more the morn when foemen
We murdered; we were present.
And as Einarr Skúlason sang:
Where, mounted 'twixt the carvings,
The Tear of Mardöll lieth,
We bear the axe shield-splitting,
Swollen with Serpent's lair-gold.
And here Einarr has further periphrased Freyja so as to call her Mother of Hnoss, or Wife of Ódr, as standeth below:
The shield, tempest's strong roof-ice,
With tear-gold is unminished,
Eye-rain of Ódr's Bed-Mate:
His age the King so useth.
And again thus:
Hörn's Child, the glorious adornment,
I own, gold-wound--a jewel
Most fair--to the shield's rim
Fast is the golden Sea-Flame:
On the gem, Freyr's Niece, the tear-drift
Of the fore-head of her Mother
She bears; the Raven-Feeder
Gave me Fródi's seed-gold's fostering.
It is also recorded here that one may periphrase Freyja by calling her Sister of Freyr.
And thus also:
A defence of songs full goodly
He freely gave me, neighbor
Of sea-scales: I praise gladly
Njördr's Daughter's golden gem-child.
Here she is called Daughter of Njördr.
And again thus:
The awesome Stately Urger
Of Odin, he who raises
The struggle stern, gave to me
The courage-stalwart daughter
Of the Vana-Bride, my fair axe;
The valorous sword-mote's Ruler
Led Gefn's girl to the Skald's bed,
Set with the sea-flame's gold-work.
Here she is called Gefn and Bride of the Vanir.--It is proper to join 'tears' with all the names of Freyja, and to call gold by such terms; and in
divers ways these periphrases have been varied, so that gold is called Hail, or Rain, or Snow-Storm, or Drops, or Showers, or Water falls, of Freyja's
Eyes, or Cheeks, or Brows, or Eyelids.
45. Gold called the speech of giants
In this place one may hear that gold is called Word, or Voice, of Giants, as we have said before; thus sang Bragi the Skald:
Then had I the third friend
Fairly praised: the poorest
In the Voice of the Botched-Knob's Áli,
But best of all to me.
He called a rock Botched Knob, and a giant Áli of Rock, and gold Voice of the Giant.
46. About Otter's wergild
For what reason is gold called Otter's Wergild? It is related that when certain of the Æsir, Odin and Loki and Hœnir, went forth to explore the earth,
they came to a certain river, and proceeded along the river to a waterfall. And beside the fall was an otter, which had taken a salmon from the fall and
was eating, blinking his eyes the while. Then Loki took up a stone and cast it at the otter, and struck its head. And Loki boasted in his catch, that he
had got otter and salmon with one blow. Then they took up the salmon and the otter and bore them along with them, and coming to the buildings of a certain
farm, they went in. Now the husbandman who dwelt there was named Hreidmarr: he was a man of much substance, and very skilled in black magic. The Æsir asked
him for a night's lodging, saying that they had sufficient food with them, and showed him their catch. But when Hreidmarr saw the otter, straight way he
called to him his sons, Fáfnir and Reginn, and told them that the otter their brother was slain, and who had done that deed.
It Now father and sons went up to the Æsir, seized them, bound them, and told them about the otter, how he was Hreidmarr's son. The Æsir offered a ransom for
their lives, as much wealth as Hreidmarr himself desired to appoint; and a covenant was made between them on those terms, and confirmed with oaths. Then the
otter was flayed, and Hreidmarr, taking the otter-skin, bade them fill the skin with red gold and also cover it altogether; and that should be the condition
of the covenant between them. Thereupon Odin sent Loki into the Land of the Black Elves, and he came to the dwarf who is called Andvari, who was as a fish in
the water. Loki caught him in his hands and required of him in ransom of his life all the gold that he had in his rock; and when they came within the rock,
the dwarf brought forth all the gold he had, and it was very much wealth. Then the dwarf quickly swept under his hand one little gold ring, but Loki saw it
and commanded him to give over the ring. The dwarf prayed him not to take the ring from him, saying that from this ring he could multiply wealth for himself
if he might keep it. Loki answered that be should not have one penny left, and took the ring from him and went out; but the dwarf declared that that ring
should be the ruin of every one who should come into possession of it. Loki replied that this seemed well enough to him, and that this condition should hold
good provided that he himself brought it to the ears of them that should receive the ring and the curse. He went his way and came to Hreidmarr's dwelling,
and showed the gold to Odin; but when Odin saw the ring, it seemed fair to him, and he took it away from the treasure, and paid the gold to Hreidmarr. Then
Hreidmarr filled the otter-skin as much as he could, and set it up when it was full. Next Odin went up, having the skin to cover with gold, and he bade
Hreidmarr look whether the skin were yet altogether hidden. But Hreidmarr looked at it searchingly, and saw one of the hairs of the snout, and commanded that
this be covered, else their covenant should be at an end. Then Odin drew out the ring, and covered the hair, saying that they were now delivered from their
debt for the slaying of the otter. But when Odin had taken his spear, and Loki his shoes, and they had no longer any need to be afraid, then Loki declared
that the curse which Andvari had uttered should be fulfilled: that this ring and this gold should be the destruction of him who received it; and that was
fulfilled afterward. Now it has been told wherefore gold is called Otter's Wergild, or Forced Payment of the Æsir, or Metal of Strife.
47. Of Fáfnir, Regin, and Sigurðr
What more is to be said of the gold? Hreidmarr took the gold for his son's wergild, but Fáfnir and Reginn claimed some part of their brother's blood-money
for themselves. Hreidmarr would not grant them one penny of the gold. This was the wicked purpose of those brethren: they slew their father for the gold.
Then Reginn demanded that Fáfnir share the gold with him, half for half. Fáfnir answered that there was little chance of his sharing it with his brother,
seeing that he had slain his father for its sake; and he bade Reginn go hence, else he should fare even as Hreidmarr. Fáfnir had taken the helmet which
Hreidmarr had possessed, and set it upon his head (this helmet was called the Helm of Terror, of which all living creatures that see it are afraid), and
the sword called Hrotti. Reginn had that sword which was named Refill. So he fled away, and Fáfnir went up to Gnita Heath, and made himself a lair, and
turned himself into a serpent, and laid him down upon the gold.
Then Reginn went to King Hjálprekr at Thjód, and there he became his smith; and he took into his fostering Sigurdr, son of Sigmundr, Völsungr's son, and
of Hjördís, daughter of Eylimi. Sigurdr was. most illustrious of all Host-Kings in race, in prowess, and in mind. Reginn declared to him where Fáfnir lay
on the gold, and incited him to seek the gold. Then Reginn fashioned the sword Gramr, which was so sharp that Sigurdr, bringing it down into running water,
cut asunder a flock of wool which drifted down-stream onto the sword's edge. Next Sigurdr clove Reginn's anvil down to the stock with the sword. After that
they went, Sigurdr and Reginn, to Gnita Heath, and there Sigurdr dug a pit in Fáfnr's way and laid him self in ambush therein. And when Fáfnir glided
toward the water and came above the pit, Sigurdr straightway thrust his sword through him, and that was his end.
Then Reginn came forward, saying that Sigurdr had slain his brother, and demanded as a condition of reconciliation that he take Fáfnir's heart and roast
it with fire; and Reginn laid him down and drank the blood of Fáfnir, and settled himself to sleep. But when Sigurdr was roasting the heart, and thought
that it must be quite roasted, he touched it with his finger to see how hard it was; and then the juice ran out from the heart onto his finger, so that he
was burned and put his finger to his mouth. As soon as the heart's blood came upon his tongue, straightway he knew the speech of birds, and he understood
what the nuthatches were saying which were sitting in the trees. Then one spake:
There sits Sigurdr
With flame he roasteth:
Wise seemed to me
The Spoiler of Rings
If the gleaming
Life-fibre he ate.
There lies Reginn--sang another--
Rede he ponders,
Would betray the youth
Who trusteth in him:
In his wrath he plots
The smith of bale
Would avenge his brother.
Then Sigurdr went over to Reginn and slew him, and thence to his horse, which was named Grani, and rode till he came to Fáfnir's lair. He took up the
gold, trussed it up in his saddle-bags, laid it upon Grani's back, mounted up himself, and then rode his ways. Now the tale is told why gold is called
Lair or Abode of Fáfnir, or Metal of Gnita Heath, or Grani's Burden.
48. Of Sigurðr and the Gjúkungs
Then Sigurdr rode on till he found a house on the mountain, wherein a woman in helm and birnie lay sleeping. He drew his sword and cut the birnie from her:
she awoke then, and gave her name as Hildr: she is called Brynhildr, and was a Valkyr. Sigurdr rode away and came to the king who was named Gjúki, whose wife
was Grímhildr; their children were Gunnarr, Högni, Gudrún, Gudný; Gotthormr was Gjúki's stepson. Sigurdr tarried there a long time, and then he obtained the
hand of Gudrún, daughter of Gjúki, and Gunnarr and Högni swore oaths of blood brotherhood with Sigurdr. Thereafter Sigurdr and the sons of Gjúki went unto
Atli, Budli's son, to sue for the hand of Brynhildr his sister in marriage to Gunnarr. Brynhildr abode on Hinda-Fell, and about her hall there was a flaring
fire; and she had made a solemn vow to take none but that man who should dare to ride through the flaring fire.
Then Sigurdr and the sons of Gjúki (who were also called Niflungs) rode up onto the mountain, and Gunnarr should have ridden through the flaring fire: but he
had the horse named Goti, and that horse dared not leap into the fire. So they exchanged shapes, Sigurdr and Gunnarr, and names likewise; for Grani would go
under no man but Sigurdr. Then Sigurdr leapt onto Grani, and rode through the flaring fire. That eve he was wedded with Brynhildr. But when they came to bed,
he drew the Sword Gramr from its sheath and laid it between them. In the morning when he arose and clothed himself, he gave Brynhildr as linen-fee the same
gold ring which Loki had taken from Andvari, and took another ring from her hand for remembrance. Then Sigurdr mounted his horse and rode to his fellows, and
he and Gunnarr changed shapes again and went home to Gjúki with Brynhildr. Sigurdr and Gudrún had two children, Sigmundr and Svanhildr.
49. Sigurðr slain
It befell on a time that Brynhildr and Gudrún went to the water to wash their hair. And when they came to the river, Brynhildr waded out from the bank well
into the river, saying that she would not touch to her head the water which ran out of the hair of Gudrún, since herself had the more valorous husband. Then
Gudrún went into the river after her and said that it was her right to wash her hair higher upstream, for the reason that she had to husband such a man as
neither Gunnarr nor any other in the world matched in valor, seeing that he had slain Fáfnir and Reginn and succeeded to the heritage of both. And Brynhildr
made answer: 'It was a matter of greater worth that Gunnarr rode through the flaring fire and Sigurdr durst not.' Then Gudrún laughed, and said: 'Dost thou
think that Gunnarr rode through the flaring fire? Now I think that he who went into the bride-bed with thee was the same that gave me this gold ring; and the
gold ring which thou bearest on thine hand and didst receive for linen-fee is called Andvari's Yield, and I believe that it was not Gunnarr who got that ring
on Gnita Heath.' Then Brynhildr was silent, and went home.
After that she egged on Gunnarr and Högni to slay Sigurdr; but because they were Sigurdr's sworn blood-brothers, they stirred up Gotthormr their brother to
slay him. He thrust his sword through Sigurdr as he slept; but when Sigurdr felt the wound, he hurled his sword Gramr after Gotthormr, so that it cut the man
asunder at the middle. There fell Sigurdr and Sigmundr, his son of three winters, whom they slew. Then Brynhildr stabbed herself with a sword, and she was
burned with Sigurdr; but Gunnarr and Högni took Fáfnir's heritage and Andvari's Yield, and ruled the lands thereafter.
50. The slaying of the Gjúkungs and Guðrún's revenge
King Atli, Budli's son, and brother of Brynhildr, then wedded Gudrún, whom Sigurdr had had to wife; and they
had children. King Atli invited to him Gunnarr and Högni, and they came at his invitation. Yet before they departed from their land, they hid the gold,
Fáfnir's heritage, in the Rhine, and that gold has never since been found. Now King Atli had a host in readiness, and fought with Gunnarr and Högni; and they
were made captive. King Atli bade . the heart be cut out of Högni alive, and that was his end. Gunnarr he caused to be cast into a den of serpents. But a harp
was brought secretly to Gunnarr, and he struck it with his toes, his hands being bound; he played the harp so that all the serpents fell asleep, saving only
one adder, which glided over to him, and gnawed into the cartilage of his breast-bone so far that her head sank within the wound, and she clove to his liver
till he died. Gunnarr and Högni were called Niflungs and Gjúkungs, for which reason gold is called Treasure, or Heritage, of the Niflungs.
["A little while after, Gudrún slew her two sons, and caused flagons to be made of their skulls, set with gold and silver. Then the funeral-feast was held for
the Niflungs; and at this feast Gudrún had mead poured into the flagons for King Atli, and the mead was mixed with the blood of the boys. Moreover, she caused
their hearts to be roasted and set before the king, that he might eat of them. And when he had eaten, then she herself told him what she had done, with many
scathing words. There was no lack of strong drink there, so that most of the company had fallen asleep where they sat. That night she went to the king while
he slept, and Högni's son with her; they smote the king, and that was the death of him. Then they set fire to the hall, and burned the folk that were within.
After that she went to the shore and leaped into the sea, desiring to make an end of herself; but she was tossed by the billows over the firth, and was borne
to King Jónakr's land. And when he saw her, he took her to him and wedded her, and they had three sons, called Sörli, Hamdir, and Erpr: they were all
raven-black of hair, like Gunnarr and Högni and the other Niflungs. There Svanhildr, daughter of the youth Sigurdr, was reared, and of all women she was
fairest. King Jörmunrekkr the Mighty learned of her beauty, and sent his son Randvér to woo her and bring her to be his wife. When Randvér had come to the
court of Jónakr, Svanhildr was given into his hands, and he should have! brought her to King Jörmunrekkr. But Earl Bikki said that it was a better thing for
Randvér to wed Svandhildr, since he and she were both young, whereas Jörmunrekkr was old. This counsel pleased the young folk well. Thereupon Bikki reported
the matter to the king. Straightway, King Jörmunrekkr commanded that his son be seized and led to the gallows. Then Randvér took his hawk and plucked off ins
feathers, and bade that it be sent so to his father; after which he was hanged. But when King Jörmunrekkr saw the hawk, suddenly it came home to him that even
as the hawk was featherless and powerless to fly, so was his kingdom shorn of its might, since he was old and childless. Then King Jörmunrekkr, riding out of
the wood where he had been hunting, beheld Svanhildr as she sat washing her hair: they rode upon her and trod her to death under their horses' feet.
But when Gudrún learned of this, she urged on her sons to take vengeance for Svanhildr. When they were preparing for their journey, she gave them birnies and
helmets so strong that iron could not bite into them. She laid these instructions upon them: that, when they were come to King Jörmunrekkr, they should go up
to him by night as he slept:
Sörli and Hamdir should hew off his hands and feet, and Erpr his head. But when they were on their way, they asked Erpr what help they might expect from him,
if they met King Jörmunrekkr. He answered that he would render them such aid as the hand affords the foot. They said that that help which the foot received
from the hand was altogether nothing. They were so wroth with their mother that she had sent them away with angry words, and they desired so eagerly to do what
would seem worst to her, that they slew Erpr, because she loved him most of all. A little later, while Sörli was walking, one of his feet slipped, and he
supported himself on his hand; and he said: 'Now the hand assists the foot indeed; it were better now that Erpr were living.' Now when they came to King
Jörmunrekkr by night, where he was sleeping, and hewed hands and feet off him, he awoke and called upon his men, and bade them arise. And then Hamdir spake,
saying: 'The head had been off by now, if Erpr lived.' Then the henchmen rose up and attacked them, but could not overmaster them with weapons; and Jörmunrekkr
called out to them to beat them with stones, and it was done. There Sörli and Hamdir fell, and now all the house and offspring of Gjúki were dead.
41. Æsir þágu veizlu at Ægis.
Fyrir hví er gull kallat eldr Ægis? Þessi saga er til þess, er fyrr er getit, at Ægir sótti heimboð til Ásgarðs, en er hann var búinn til heimferðar, þá bauð
hann til sín Óðni ok öllum ásum á þriggja mánaða fresti. Til þeirar ferðar varð fyrst Óðinn ok Njörðr, Freyr, Týr, Bragi, Viðarr, Loki, svá ok ásynjur Frigg,
Freyja, Gefjun, Skaði, Iðunn, Sif. Þórr var eigi þar. Hann var farinn í austrveg at drepa troll. En er goðin höfðu setzt í sæti, þá lét Ægir bera inn á
hallargólf lýsigull, þat er birti ok lýsti höllina sem eldr, ok þat var þar haft fyrir ljós at hans veizlu, sem í Valhöllu váru sverðin fyrir eld. Þá sennti
Loki þar við öll goð ok drap þræl Ægis, þann er Fimafengr hét. Annarr þræll hans er nefndr Eldir. Rán er nefnd kona hans, en níu dætr þeira, svá sem fyrr er
ritat. At þeiri veizlu vannst allt sjálft, bæði vist ok öl ok öll reiða, er til veizlunnar þurfti. Þá urðu æsir þessir varir, at Rán átti net þat, er hon
veiddi í menn alla, þá er á sæ kómu.
Nú er þessi saga til þess, hvaðan af þat er, at gull er kallat eldr eða ljós eða birti Ægis, Ránar eða Ægis dætra. Ok af þeim kenningum er nú svá sett, at
gull er kallat eldr sævar ok allra hans heita, svá sem Ægir eða Rán eigu heiti við sæinn, ok þaðan af er nú gull kallat eldr vatna eða á ok allra árheita.
En þessi heiti hafa svá farit sem önnur ok kenningar, at in yngri skáld hafa ort eftir dæmum inna gömlu skálda, svá sem stóð í þeira kvæðum, en sett síðan
út í hálfur þær, er þeim þóttu líkar við þat, er fyrr var ort, svá sem vatnit er sænum, en áin vatninu, en bekkr ánni. Því er þat kallat nýgervingar allt,
er út er sett heiti lengra en fyrr finnst, ok þykkir þat vel allt, er með líkendum ferr ok eðli. Svá kvað Bragi skáld:
102. Eld of þák af jöfri
ölna bekks við drykkju;
þat gaf Fjölnis fjalla,
með fulli mér stillir.
42. Frá lundinum Glasi.
Hví er gull kallat barr eða lauf Glasis? Í Ásgarði fyrir durum Valhallar stendr lundr, sá er Glasir er kallaðr, en lauf hans allt er gull rautt, svá sem hér
er kveðit, at
103. Glasir stendr
með gullnu laufi
fyrir Sigtýs sölum.
Sá er viðr fegrstr með goðum ok mönnum.
43. Af smíðum Ívaldasona ok Sindra dvergs.
Hví er gull kallat haddr Sifjar? Loki Laufeyjarson hafði þat gert til lævísi at klippa hár allt af Sif. En er Þórr varð þess varr, tók hann Loka ok myndi
lemja hvert bein í honum, áðr hann svarði þess, at hann skal fá af Svartálfum, at þeir skulu gera af gulli Sifju hadd þann, er svá skal vaxa sem annat hár.
Eftir þat fór Loki til þeira dverga, er heita Ívaldasynir, ok gerðu þeir haddinn ok Skíðblaðni ok geirinn, er Óðinn átti, er Gungnir heitir. Þá veðjaði
Loki höfði sínu við þann dverg, er Brokkr heitir, hvárt bróðir hans, Sindri, myndi gera jafngóða gripi þrjá sem þessir váru. En er þeir kómu til smiðju, þá
lagði Sindri svínskinn í aflinn ok bað blása Brokk ok létta eigi fyrr en hann tæki þat ór aflinum, er hann hafði í lagt. En þegar er hann var genginn ór
smiðjunni, en hinn blés, þá settist fluga ein á hönd honum ok kroppaði, en hann blés sem áðr, þar til er smiðrinn tók ór aflinum, ok var þat göltr, ok var
burstin ór gulli. Því næst lagði hann í aflinn gull ok bað hann blása ok hætta eigi fyrr blæstrinum en hann kæmi aftr. Gekk hann á braut. En þá kom flugan
ok settist á háls honum ok kroppaði nú hálfu fastara en áðr, en hann blés, þar til er smiðrinn tók ór aflinum gullhring þann, er Draupnir heitir. Þá lagði
hann járn í aflinn ok bað hann blása ok sagði, at ónýtt myndi verða, ef blástrinn felli. Þá settist flugan milli augna honum ok kroppaði hvarmana, en er blóðit
fell í augun, svá at hann sá ekki, þá greip hann til hendinni sem skjótast, meðan belgrinn lagðist niðr, ok sveipði af sér flugunni, ok þá kom þar smiðrinn ok
sagði, at nú lagði nær, at allt myndi ónýtast, er í aflinum var. Þá tók hann ór aflinum hamar. Fékk hann þá alla gripina í hendr bróður sínum Brokk ok bað hann
fara með til Ásgarðs ok leysa veðjunina. En er þeir Loki báru fram gripina, þá settust æsirnir á dómstóla ok skyldi þat atkvæði standast, sem segði Óðinn,
Þórr, Freyr. Þá gaf Loki Óðni geirinn Gungni, en Þór haddinn, er Sif skyldi hafa, en Frey Skíðblaðni ok sagði skyn á öllum gripunum, at geirrinn nam aldri
staðar í lagi, en haddrinn var holdgróinn, þegar er hann kom á höfuð Sif, en Skíðblaðnir hafði byr, þegar er segl kom á loft, hvert er fara skyldi, en mátti
vefja saman sem dúk ok hafa í pungi sér, ef þat vildi. Þá bar fram Brokkr sína gripi. Hann gaf Óðni hringinn ok sagði, at ina níundu hverja nótt myndi
drjúpa af honum átta hringar jafnhöfgir sem hann. En Frey gaf hann göltinn ok sagði, at hann mátti renna loft ok lög nótt ok dag meira en hverr hestr ok aldri
varð svá myrkt af nótt eða í myrkheimum, at eigi væri ærit ljós, þar er hann fór; svá lýsti af burstinni. Þá gaf hann Þór hamarinn ok sagði, at hann myndi mega
ljósta svá stórt sem hann vildi, hvat sem fyrir væri, at eigi myndi hamarrinn bila, ok ef hann yrpi honum til, þá myndi hann aldri missa ok aldri fljúga svá
langt, at eigi myndi hann sækja heim hönd, ok ef þat vildi, þá var hann svá lítill, at hafa mátti serk sér. En þat var lýi á, ar forskeftit var heldr skammt. Þat var dómr þeira, at hamarrinn var beztr af öllum gripunum ok mest vörn í fyrir hrímþursum, ok dæmðu þeir, at dvergrinn ætti veðféit. Þá bauð Loki at leysa höfuð sitt, en dvergrinn sagði, at þess var engi ván. "Taktu mik þá," kvað Loki, en er hann vildi taka hann, þá var hann víðs fjarri. Loki átti skúa þá, er hann rann á loft ok lög. Þá bað dvergrinn Þór, at hann skyldi taka hann, en hann gerði svá. Þá vildi dvergrinn höggva af höfuð hans, en Loki sagði, at hann átti höfuðit, en eigi hálsinn. Þá tók dvergrinn þveng ok kníf ok vill stinga rauf á vörrum Loka ok vill rifa saman munninn, en knífrinn beit ekki. Þá mælti hann, at betri væri þar alr bróður hans, en jafnskjótt sem hann nefndi hann, þá var þar alrinn, ok beit hann varrarnar. Rifaði hann saman varrirnar, ok reif Loki ór æsunum. Sá þvengr, er muðrinn Loka var saman rifaðr, heitir Vartari.
44. Kenningar á gulli ok Freyju.
Hér heyrir, at gull er kennt til höfuðbands Fullu, er orti Eyvindr skáldaspillir:
104. Fullu skein á fjöllum
Ullar kjóls of allan
aldr Hákunar skaldum.
Gull er kallat grátr Freyju, sem fyrr er sagt. Svá kvað Skúli Þorsteinsson:
105. Margr of hlaut of morgin
morðelds, þar er val felldum,
Freyju tár at fleiri
fárbjóðr; at þar várum.
Ok sem kvað Einarr Skúlason:
106. Þar er Mardallar milli,
meginhurðar, liggr skurða,
Gauts berum galla þrútinn,
grátr, dalreyðar látri.
Ok hér hefir Einarr enn kennt svá Freyju at kalla hana móður Hnossar eða konu Óðs, svá sem hér:
107. Eigi þverr fyrir augna
Óðs beðvinu Róða
ræfrs, eignisk svá, regni
ramsvell, konungr elli.
Ok enn svá:
108. Hróðrbarni kná ek Hörnar,
hlutum dýran grip, stýra,
brandr þrymr gjalfrs á grandi
sáðs, berr sinnar móður,
svans unni mér gunnar
Freys nift bráa driftir.
Hér getr ok þess, at Freyju má svá kenna at kalla hana systur Freys. Ok enn svá:
109. Nýt buðumk Njarðar dóttur,
nálægt var þat stáli
vel of hrósa ek því vísa
vörn, sævar bál barni.
Hér er hon kölluð dóttir Njarðar. Ok enn Svá:
110. Gaf, sá er erring ofrar,
þing Váfaðar þröngvir
þróttöflga mér dóttur;
ríkr leiddi mey mækis
mátvaldr á beð skaldi
Gefnar, glóðum drifna,
Gautreks svana brautar.
Hér er hon kölluð Gefn ok Vanabrúðr. Til allra heita Freyju er rétt at kenna grátinn ok kalla svá gullit, ok á marga lund er þessum kenningum breytt,
kallat hagl eða regn eða él eða dropar eða skúrir eða forsar augna hennar eða kinna eða hlýra eða brá eða hvarma.
45. Gull kallat mál jötna.
Hér má þat heyra, at kallat er orð eða rödd jötna gullit, svá sem fyrr er sagt. Svá kvað Bragi skáld:
111. Þann átta ek vin verstan
vaströdd en mér baztan
Hann kallaði stein vasta undirkúlu, en jötun Ála steinsins, en gull rödd jötuns.
46. Af otrgjöldum.
Hver sök er til þess, at gull er kallat otrgjöld? Svá er sagt, at þá er æsir fóru at kanna heim, Óðinn ok Loki ok Hænir, þeir kómu at á nökkurri ok gengu
með ánni til fors nökkurs, ok við forsinn var otr einn ok hafði tekit lax ór forsinum ok át blundandi. Þá tók Loki upp stein ok kastaði at otrinum ok
laust í höfuð honum. Þá hrósði Loki veiði sinni, at hann hefði veitt í einu höggvi otr ok lax. Tóku þeir þá laxinn ok otrinn ok báru eftir sér, kómu þá
at bæ nökkurum ok gengu inn. En sá búandi er nefndr Hreiðmarr, er þar bjó. Hann var mikill fyrir sér ok mjök fjölkunnigr. Beiddust æsir at hafa þar
náttstað ok kváðust hafa með sér vist ærna ok sýndu búandanum veiði sína.
En er Hreiðmarr sá otrinn, þá kallaði hann sonu sína, Fáfni ok Regin, ok segir, at Otr, bróðir þeira, var drepinn ok svá, hverir þat höfðu gert. Nú
ganga þeir feðgar at ásunum ok taka þá höndum ok binda ok segja þá um otrinn, at hann var sonr Hreiðmars. Æsir bjóða fyrir sik fjörlausn, svá mikit fé
sem Hreiðmarr sjálfr vill á kveða, ok varð þat at sætt með þeim ok bundit svardögum. Þá var otrinn fleginn. Tók Hreiðmarr otrbelginn ok mælti við þá,
at þeir skulu fylla belginn af rauðu gulli ok svá hylja hann allan, ok skal þat vera at sætt þeira.
Þá sendi Óðinn Loka í Svartálfaheim, ok kom hann til dvergs þess, er heitir Andvari. Hann var fiskr í vatni, ok tók Loki hann höndum ok lagði á hann
fjörlausn allt þat gull, er hann átti í steini sínum. Ok er þeir koma í steininn, þá bar dvergrinn fram allt gull, þat er hann átti, ok var þat allmikit
fé. Þá svipti dvergrinn undir hönd sér einum litlum gullbaug. Þat sá Loki ok bað hann fram láta bauginn. Dvergrinn bað hann eigi bauginn af sér taka ok
lézt mega æxla sér fé af bauginum, ef hann heldi. Loki kvað hann eigi skyldu hafa einn penning eftir ok tók bauginn af honum ok gekk út, en dvergrinn
mælti, at sá baugr skyldi vera hverjum höfuðsbani, er ætti. Loki segir, at honum þótti þat vel, ok sagði, at þat skyldi haldast mega fyrir því sá
formáli, at hann skyldi flytja þeim til eyrna, er þá tæki við.
Fór hann í braut ok kom til Hreiðmars ok sýndi Óðni gullit. En er hann sá bauginn, þá sýndist honum fagr ok tók hann af fénu, en greiddi Hreiðmari
gullit. Þá fylldi hann otrbelginn, sem mest mátti hann, ok setti upp, er fullr var. Gekk þá Óðinn til ok skyldi hylja belginn með gullinu, ok þá mælti
hann við Hreiðmar, at hann skal sjá, hvárt belgrinn er þá allr hulðr. En Hreiðmarr leit til ok hugði at vandliga ok sá eitt granahár ok bað þat hylja,
en at öðrum kosti væri lokit sætt þeira. Þá dró Óðinn fram bauginn ok hulði granahárit ok sagði, at þá váru þeir lausir frá otrgjöldunum.
En er Óðinn hafði tekit geir sinn, en Loki skúa sína ok þurftu þá ekki at óttast, þá mælti Loki, at þat skyldi haldast, er Andvari hafði mælt, at sá
baugr ok þat gull skyldi verða þess bani, er ætti, ok þat helzt síðan. Nú er sagt, af hverju gull er otrgjöld kallat eða nauðgjald ásanna eða
47. Frá Fáfni, Regin ok Sigurði.
Hvat er fleira at segja frá gullinu? Hreiðmarr tók þá gullit at sonargjöldum, en Fáfnir ok Reginn beiddust af nökkurs í bróðurgjöld. Hreiðmarr unni þeim
enskis pennings af gullinu. Þat varð óráð þeira bræðra, at þeir drápu föður sinn til gullsins.
Þá beiddist Reginn, at Fáfnir skyldi skipta gullinu í helminga með þeim. Fáfnir svarar svá, at lítil ván var at hann myndi miðla gullit við bróður sinn,
er hann drap föður sinn til gullsins, ok bað Regin fara braut, en at öðrum kosti myndi hann fara sem Hreiðmarr. Fáfnir hafði þá tekit hjálm, er
Hreiðmarr hafði átt, ok setti á höfuð sér, er kallaðr var ægishjálmr, er öll kvikvendi hræðast, er sjá, ok sverð þat, er Hrotti heitir. Reginn hafði þat
sveð, er Refill er kallaðr. Flýði hann þá braut, en Fáfnir fór upp á Gnitaheiði ok gerði sér þar ból ok brást í ormslíki ok lagðist á gullit. Reginn fór
þá til Hjálpreks konungs á Þjóði ok gerðist þar smiðr hans.
Þá tók hann þar til fóstrs Sigurð, son Sigmundar, sonar Völsungs, ok son Hjördísar, dóttur Eylima. Sigurðr var ágætastr allra herkonunga af ætt ok afli
ok hug. Reginn sagði honum til, hvar Fáfnir lá á gullinu, ok eggjaði hann at sækja gullit.
Þá gerði Reginn sverð þat, er Gramr heitir, er svá var hvasst, at Sigurðr brá niðr í rennanda vatn ok tók í sundr ullarlagð, er rak fyrir strauminum at
sverðsegginni. Því næst klauf Sigurðr steðja Regins ofan í stokkinn með sverðinu.
Eftir þat fóru þeir Sigurðr ok Reginn á Gnitaheiði. Þá gróf Sigurðr gröf á veg Fáfnis ok settist þar í. En er Fáfnir skreið til vatns ok hann kom yfir
gröfina, þá lagði Sigurðr sverðinu í gegnum hann, ok var þat hans bani. Kom þá Reginn at ok sagði, at hann hefði drepit bróður hans, ok bauð honum þat
at sætt, at hann skyldi taka hjarta Fáfnis ok steikja við eld, en Reginn lagðist niðr ok drakk blóð Fáfnis ok lagðist at sofa.
En er Sigurðr steikði hjartat ok hann hugði, at fullsteikt myndi, ok tók á fingrinum, hvé hart var. En er frauðit rann ór hjartanu á fingrinn, þá
brann hann ok drap fingrinum í munn sér. En er hjartablóðit kom á tunguna, þá kunni hann fuglsrödd ok skilði, hvat igðurnar sögðu, er sátu í viðnum.
Þá mælti ein:
112. Þar sitr Sigurðr
við funa steikir;
spakr þætti mér
113. Þar liggr Reginn, kvað önnur,
ræðr um við sik,
vill tæla mög,
þann er trúir hánum,
berr af reiði
röng orð saman,
Þá gekk Sigurðr til Regins ok drap hann, en síðan til hests síns, er Grani heitir, ok reið til þess, er hann kom til bóls Fáfnis, tók þá gullit ok batt
í klyfjar ok lagði upp á bak Grana ok steig upp sjálfr ok reið þá leið sína.
Nú er þat sagt, hver saga til er þess, at gullit er kallat ból eða byggð Fáfnis eða málmr Gnitaheiðar eða byrðr Grana.
48. Frá Sigurði ok Gjúkungum.
Þá reið Sigurðr, til þess er hann fann á fjallinu hús. Þar svaf inni ein kona, ok hafði sú hjálm ok brynju. Hann brá sverðinu ok reist brynjuna af henni. Þá
vaknaði hon ok nefndist Hildr. Hon er kölluð Brynhildr ok var valkyrja.
Sigurðr reið þaðan ok kom til þess konungs, er Gjúki hét. Kona hans er nefnd Grímhildr. Börn þeira váru þau Gunnarr, Högni, Guðrún, Guðný. Gotthormr var
stjúpsonr Gjúka. Þar dvalðist Sigurðr langa hríð. Þá fekk hann Guðrúnar Gjúkadóttur, en Gunnarr ok Högni sórust í bræðralag við Sigurð.
Því næst fóru þeir Sigurðr ok Gjúkusynir at biðja Gunnari konu til Atla Buðlasonar, Brynhildar, systur hans. Hon sat á Hindafjalli, ok var um sal hennar
vafrlogi, en hon hafði þess heit strengt at eiga þann einn mann, er þorði at ríða vafrlogann. Þá riðu þeir Sigurðr ok Gjúkungar - þeir eru ok kallaðir
Niflungar - upp á fjallit, ok skyldi þá Gunnarr ríða vafrlogann. Hann átti hest þann, er Goti heitir, en sá hestr þorði eigi at hlaupa í eldinn.
Þá skiptu þeir litum, Sigurðr ok Gunnarr, ok svá nöfnum, því at Grani vildi undir engum manni ganga nema Sigurði. Þá hljóp Sigurðr á Grana ok reið
vafrlogann. Þat kveld gekk hann at brúðlaupi með Brynhildi. En er þau kómu í sæing, þá dró hann sverðit Gram ór slíðum ok lagði í milli þeira. En at
morgni, er hann stóð upp ok klæddi sik, þá gaf hann Brynhildi at línfé gullbauginn, þann er Loki hafði tekit af Andvara, en tók af hendi henni annan
baug til minja. Sigurðr hljóp þá á hest sinn ok reið til félaga sinna. Skipta þeir Gunnarr þá aftr litum ok fóru heim til Gjúka með Brynhildi. Sigurðr
átti tvau börn með Guðrúnu, Sigmund ok Svanhildi.
49. Drepinn Sigurðr.
Þat var eitt sinn, at Brynhildr ok Guðrún gengu til vatns at bleikja hadda sína. Þá er þær kómu til árinnar, þá óð Brynhildr út í ána frá landi ok mælti, at hon
vildi eigi bera í höfuð sér þat vatn, er rynni ór hári Guðrúnu, því at hon átti búanda hugaðan betr.
Þá gekk Guðrún í ána eftir henni ok sagði, at hon mátti fyrir því þvá ofar sinn hadd í ánni, at hon átti þann mann, er eigi Gunnarr ok engi annarr í veröldu
var jafnfrækn, því at hann vá Fáfni ok Regin ok tók arf eftir báða þá.
Þá svarar Brynhildr: "Meira er þat vert, er Gunnarr reið vafrlogann, en Sigurðr þorði eigi."
Þá hló Guðrún ok mælti: "Ætlar þú, at Gunnarr riði vafrlogann? Sá ætlak at gengi í rekkju hjá þér, er mér gaf gullbaug þenna. En sá gullbaugr, er þú hefir á
hendi ok þú þátt at línfé, hann er kallaðr Andvaranautr, ok ætlak, at eigi sótti Gunnarr hann á Gnitaheiði."
Þá þagnaði Brynhildr ok gekk heim. Eftir þat eggjaði hon Gunnar ok Högna at drepa Sigurð, en fyrir því at þeir váru eiðsvarar Sigurðar, þá eggjuðu þeir til
Gotthorm, bróður sinn, at drepa Siguð. Hann lagði Sigurð sverði í gegnum sofanda. En er hann fekk sárit, þá kastaði hann sverðinu Gram eftir honum, svá at
sundr sneið í miðju manninn. Þar fell Sigurðr ok sonr hans þrévetr, er Sigmundr hét, er þeir drápu. Eftir þat lagði Brynhildr sik sverði, ok var hon brennd
með Sigurði, en Gunnarr ok Högni tóku þá Fáfnisarf ok Andvaranaut ok réðu þá löndum.
50. Dráp Gjúkunga ok hefndir Guðrúnar.
Atli konungr Buðlason, bróðir Brynhildar, fekk þá Guðrúnar, er Sigurðr hafði átta, ok áttu þau börn. Atli konungr bauð þá til sín Gunnari ok Högna, en þeir
fóru at heimboðinu. En áðr þeir fóru heiman, þá fálu þeir gullit Fáfnisarf í Rín, ok hefir þat gull aldri síðan fundizt. En Atli konungr hafði þar lið fyrir
ok barðist við þá Gunnar ok Högna, ok urðu þeir handteknir. Lét Atli konungr skera hjarta ór Högna kykum. Var þat hans bani. Gunnari lét hann kasta í ormgarð,
en honum var fengin leyniliga harpa, ok sló hann með tánum, því at hendr hans váru bundnar, en svá lék hann hörpuna, svá at allir ormarnir sofnuðu nema sú
naða, er renndi at honum ok hjó svá fyrir flagbrjóskat, at hon steypði höfðinu inn í holit, ok hangði hon á lifrinni, þar til er hann dó. Gunnarr ok Högni
eru kallaðir Niflungar ok Gjúkungar. Fyrir því er gull kallat Niflunga skattr eða arfr.
Litlu síðar drap Guðrún tvá sonu sína ok lét gera með gulli ok silfri borðker af hausum þeira, ok þá var gert erfi Niflunga. At þeiri veizlu lét Guðrún
skenkja Atla konungi með þeim borðkerum mjöð, ok var blandit við blóði sveinanna, en hjörtu þeira lét hon steikja ok fá konungi at eta. En er þat var gert,
þá sagði hon honum sjálfum með mörgum ófögrum orðum. Eigi skorti þar áfenginn drykk, svá at flest fólk sofnaði, þar sem sat. Á þeiri nótt gekk hon til
konungs, er hann svaf, ok með henni sonr Högna ok vágu at honum. Þat var hans bani. Þá skutu þau eldi í höllina, ok brann þat fólk, er þar var inni.
Eftir þat fór hon til sjávar ok hljóp á sæinn ok vildi týna sér, en hana rak yfir fjörðinn, kom þá á þat land, er átti Jónakr konungr. En er hann sá hana,
tók hann hana til sín ok fekk hennar. Áttu þau þrjá sonu, er svá hétu: Sörli, Hamðir, Erpr. Þeir váru allir svartir sem hrafn á hárslit sem Gunnarr ok
Högni ok aðrir Niflungar.
Þar fæddist upp Svanhildr, dóttir Sigurðar sveins, ok var allra kvinna fegrst. Þat spurði Jörmunrekkr konungr inn ríki. Hann sendi son sinn, Randvé, at
biðja hennar sér til handa. En er hann kom til Jónakrs, þá var Svanhildr seld honum í hendr. Skyldi hann færa hana Jörmunrekki konungi. Þá sagði Bikki
jarl, at þat var betr fallit, at Randvér ætti Svanhildi, er hann var ungr ok bæði þau, en Jörmunrekkr var gamall. Þetta ráð líkaði þeim vel inum ungum
mönnum. Því næst sagði Bikki þetta konungi. Þá lét Jörmunrekkr konungr taka son sinn ok leiða til gálga. Þá tók Randvér hauk sinn ok plokkaði af fjaðrarnar
ok bað senda feðr sínum. Þá var hann hengðr. En er Jörmunrekkr konungr sá haukinn, þá kom honum í hug, at svá sem haukrinn var ófleygr ok fjaðralauss, svá
var ríki hans ófært, er hann var gamall ok sonlauss. Þá leit Jörmunrekkr konungr Svanhildi, er hann reið ór skógi frá veiðum með hirð sína, hvar hon sat at
haddbliki. Þá riðu þeir á hana ok tráðu hana undir hestafótum til bana.
En er þetta spurði Guðrún, þá eggjaði hon sonu sína til hefndar eftir Svanhildi. En er þeir bjuggust til ferðar, þá fekk hon þeim brynjur ok hjálma svá
sterka, at eigi mundi járn á festa. Hon lagði ráð fyrir þá, at þá er þeir kæmi til Jörmunrekks konungs, at þeir skyldu ganga of nótt at honum sofanda.
Skyldi Sörli ok Hamðir höggva af honum hendr ok fætr, en Erpr höfuðit.
En er þeir kómu á leið, þá spurðu þeir Erp, hver liðsemð þeim myndi at honum, ef þeir hitti Jörmunrekk konung. Hann svarar, at hann myndi veita þeim þvílíkt
sem hönd fæti. Þeir segja, at þat var alls ekki, at fótr styddist við hönd. Þeir váru svá reiðir móður sinni, er hon hafði leitt þá út með heiftyrðum, ok
þeir vildu gera þat, er henni þætti verst, ok drápu Erp, því at hon unni honum mest.
Litlu síðar, er Sörli gekk, skriðnaði hann öðrum fæti, studdi sik með hendinni. Þá mælti hann: "veitti nú höndin fætinum. Betr væri nú, at Erpr lifði."
En er þeir kómu til Jörmunrekks konungs of nótt, þar sem hann svaf, ok hjuggu af honum hendr ok fætr, þá vaknaði hann ok kallaði á menn sína, bað þá vaka.
Þá mælti Hamðir: "Af myndi nú höfuðit, ef Erpr lifði."
Þá stóðu upp hirðmenninir ok sóttu þá ok fengu eigi sótt með vápnum. Þá kallaði Jörmunrekkr, at þá skal berja grjóti. Var svá gert. Þar fellu þeir Sörli
ok Hamðir. Þá var ok dauð öll ætt ok afkvæmi Gjúka. Því er brynja kölluð klæði eða váðir Hamðis ok Sörla.