Chapter 23 - Sigurd comes to Hlymdale.
Forth Sigurd fides till he comes to a great and goodly dwelling, the lord whereof was a mighty chief called Heimir; he had to wife a sister of Brynhild, who
was hight Bekkhild, because she had bidden at home, and learned handicraft, whereas Brynhild fared with helm and byrny, unto the wars, wherefore was she called
Heimir and Bekkhild had a son called Alswid, the most courteous of men.
Now at this stead were men disporting them abroad, but when they see the man riding thereto, they leave their play to wonder at him, for none such had they ever
seen erst, so they went to meet him, and gave him good welcome. Alswid bade him abide and have such things at his hands as he would; and he takes his bidding
blithesomely; due service withal was established for him; four men bore the treasure of gold from off the horse, and the fifth took it to him to guard the same;
therein were many things to behold, things of great price, and seldom seen; and great game and joy men had to look on byrnies and helms, and mighty rings, and
wondrous great golden stoups, and all kinds of war weapons.
So there dwelt Sigurd long in great honour holden; and tidings of that deed of fame spread wide through all lands, of how he had slain that hideous and fearful
dragon. So good joyance had they there together, and each was leal to other; and their sport was in the arraying of their weapons, and the shafting of their
arrows, and the flying of their falcons.
Sigurđr ríđr nú, ţar til er hann kemr at einum miklum bć. Ţar réđ fyrir einn mikill höfđingi, sá er Heimir hét. Hann átti systur Brynhildar, er
Bekkhildr hét, ţví at hún hafđi heima verit ok numit hannyrđi, en Brynhildr fór međ hjálm ok brynju ok gekk at vígum.
Var hún ţví kölluđ Brynhildr. Heimir ok Bekkhildr áttu einn son, er Alsviđr hét, manna kurteisastr.
Ţar léku menn úti. Ok er ţeir sjá reiđ mannsins at bćnum, hćtta ţeir leiknum ok undrast manninn, ţví at ţeir höfđu engan slíkan sét; gengu í mót honum ok fögnuđu
honum vel. Álsviđr býđr honum međ sér at vera ok af sér at ţiggja slíkt, er hann vill. Hann ţiggr ţat. Honum er ok skipat vegliga at ţjóna. Fjórir menn hófu gullit
af hestinum, inn fimmti tók viđ honum. Ţar mátti sjá marga góđa gripi ok fáséna. Var ţat at skemmtan haft at sjá brynjur ok hjálma ok stóra hringa ok undarliga
mikil gullstaup ok alls konar hervápn.
Sigurđr dvelst ţar lengi í mikilli sćmd. Spyrst nú ţetta frćgđarverk um öll lönd, er hann hafđi drepit ţann inn ógurliga dreka. Ţeir undu sér nú vel, ok var hvárr
öđrum hollr. Ţat höfđu ţeir sér at skemmtan at búa vápn sín ok skepta örvar sínar ok beita haukum sínum.