Chapter 16 - The prophecy of Grifir.

There was a man hight Grifir,1 who was Sigurd's mother's brother, and a little after the forging of the sword Sigurd went to Grifir, because he was a man who knew things to come, and what was fated to men: of him Sigurd asked diligently how his life should go; but Grifir was long or he spake, yet at the last, by reason of Sigurd's exceeding great prayers, he told him all his life and the fate thereof, even as afterwards came to pass. So when Grifir had told him all even as he would, he went back home; and a little after he and Regin met.

Then said Regin, "Go thou and slay Fafnir, even as thou hast given thy word."

Sigurd said, "That work shall be wrought; but another is first to be done, the avenging of Sigmund the king and the other of my kinsmen who fell in that their last fight."

[1. Called "Gripir" in the Edda.]

 



16. Kapítuli

Grípir hét mađr ok var móđurbróđir Sigurđar. En litlu síđar en sverđit var gert, fór hann á fund Grípis, ţví at hann var framvíss ok vissi fyrir örlög manna. Sigurđr leitar eptir, hversu ganga mun ćvi hans. En hann var ţó lengi fyrir ok sagđi ţó loksins viđ ákafliga bćn Sigurđar öll forlög hans, eptir ţví sem eptir gekk síđan. Ok ţá er Grípir hafđi ţessa hluti sagđa, sem hann beiddi, ţá reiđ hann heim. Ok brátt eptir ţat finnast ţeir Reginn.

Ţá mćlti hann: "Drep Fáfni, sem ţér hétuđ."

Sigurđr svarar: "Gera skal ţat ok ţó annat fyrr, at hefna Sigmundar konungs ok annarra frćnda várra, er ţar fellu í ţeiri orrostu."


 


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