Othin spake:
46. "Much have I fared, | much have I found,
Much have I got of the gods:
Whence comes the sun | to the smooth sky back,
When Fenrir has snatched it forth?"

Vafthruthnir spake:
47. "A daughter bright | Alfrothul bears
Ere Fenrir snatches her forth;
Her mother's paths | shall the maiden tread
When the gods to death have gone."

Othin spake:
48. "Much have I fared, | much have I found,
Much have I got of the gods:
What maidens are they, | so wise of mind.
That forth o'er the sea shall fare?"

Vafthruthnir spake:
49. "O'er Mogthrasir's hill | shall the maidens pass,
And three are their throngs that come;
They all shall protect | the dwellers on earth,
Though they come of the giants' kin."

Othin spake:
50. "Much have I fared, | much have I found,
Much have I got of the gods:
Who then shall rule | the realm of the gods,
When the fires of Surt have sunk?"

[46. Fenrir: there appears to be a confusion between the wolf Fenrir (cf. Voluspo, 39 and note) and his son, the wolf Skoll, who steals the sun (cf. Voluspo, 40 and note).

47. Snorri quotes this stanza. Alfrothul ("the Elf-Beam") the sun. 49. Mogthrasir ("Desiring Sons"): not mentioned elsewhere in the Eddic poems, or by Snorri. The maidens: apparently Norns, like the "giant-maids" in Voluspo, 8. These Norns, how ever, are kindly to men.

50. Surt: cf. Voluspo, 52 and note.]

 




inn kva:
46. "Fjl ek fr, fjl ek freistaak,
fjl ek of reynda regin:
Hvaan kemr sl inn sltta himin,
er essa hefr fenrir farit?"

Vafrnir kva:
47. "Eina dttur berr alfrull,
r hana fenrir fari;
s skal ra, er regin deyja,
mur brautir, mr."

inn kva:
48. "Fjl ek fr, fjl ek freistaak,
fjl ek of reynda regin:
Hverjar ro r meyjar, er la mar yfir,
frgejaar fara?"

Vafrnir kva:
49. "rar jr falla orp yfir
meyja Mgrasis;
hamingjur einar r er heimi eru,
r me jtnum alask."

inn kva:
50. "Fjl ek fr, fjl ek freistaak,
fjl ek of reynda regin:
Hverir ra sir eignum goa,
er sloknar Surta logi?"







 


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