“Elder Edda” in summary

“Elder Edda” in summary

Songs about the gods
The Song of Hymire

Since the gods return from hunting with prey and feast they start, and the boiler is not enough for them. And here is the god Tyr, in friendship with Torah, Odin’s son, the advice is kind: “He lives in the East… Hymir the Wise” and he keeps “a great basin, with a verst depth.”

And then Tur and Thor go on their way and, arriving at the place, put their goats in the stall, and go to the chambers themselves.

Here appears Hymir in the wards, and the guests meet him halfway. Hymir breaks the beam, boilers from her – by a score of eight – fall, and only remains intact. Then three bulls of clowns are served on the table, and Tor eats up two.

The next morning in the sea

goes along with Hymir Thor, taking the fishing rods. He places the torus-head on the hook, throws the head into the water, and the serpent that the human world girds, the mouth opens and swallows the bait. Thor drags him boldly and begins to pound him, causing the snakes to roar and again to the bottom. Hymir caught two whales, these boars of the surf, and now they rule to the shore. On the shore, however, the strength of the Torah is checked by wishing, orders Hymir of whales to bring it to the yard.

It is the Thor of whales. But this is not enough for Khumir, so that the Torah’s power can be checked. He asks him to break his goblet, and Tor throws a cup into the stone pillar, “… the stone was fragmented into pieces, but without cracks the goblet returned to Hymir.” Here the council recalls Thor: it is necessary in the head of Hymir, the giant giant, to throw the goblet, for his skull is stronger than the stone. And it’s true, the cup breaks against Hymira’s head. I agree to give my giant a pot, but the condition is that the searchers of the boiler themselves, without anybody’s help, take it away. Tyr can not even move the cauldron, Thor grabs the edge of the cauldron, puts it on his head and walks, striking about the heels with boiler rings.

Not far they leave, as, turning around,

they see that the “mighty army of many-headed troops” follows Khumir along with them. Then Thor, throwing off the cauldron, lifts his Mjollnir hammer and kills everyone.

To Asam-gods Thor returns with the cauldron, “and the Aces now drank beer every winter.”

Song about the hold

Thor from sleep rises furious and sees that the hammer Mjellnir disappeared from him. Loki, to a cunning God, he says about his loss, and then they go to Freya’s house and ask her outfit out of feathers to find the hammer. He gives Freya’s outfit, and makes noise with Loki’s feathers, flying away from the edge of the Ases-gods to the land where the giant giants live.

The hold-bilge sits on a mound and lays a collar from gold to the dogs, he sees Loki and asks him why he came to Etunheim, and Loki responded to him, did not he hide the hloridi-Tor hammer? The hold says that he hid the hammer and he will give it up only when Freyja gives him a beautiful wife.

Loki flies back and Toru says everything. Then both of them go to Freyja, ask her for an outfit to put on a bridal dress and go with them to Etunheim. But Freya refuses flatly.

Then the gods-aces on the ting gather – they think how to bring the Torah back. And they decide on the wedding dress for the Torah: put on the head with a fluffy headdress, and decorate the breast with a necklace of Brising-dwarfs. Loki and the servant Torah in Etunheim agrees to go.

Seeing them, Trum says that the tables are covered for a feast. At the feast, Trum wants the bride to kiss, but, throwing back the veil, sees that her eyes are sparkling and “the flame from them is burning brightly.” A reasonable servant answers that “eight nights without a dream was Freya,” so she hurried to the edge of the giants to come. And in impatience, Trum, etunov konung, orders Mjellnir to carry and kneel on his knees, so as soon as possible to join them with her. Chlorridi-Too joyfully hammers the mighty hammer and the genus of giants, all together with the hold, exterminates. “Thor Thor took the hammer again.”

Songs about heroes
The Song of Whelund

There lived a king named Nidud. He had two sons and a daughter, Bedvild.

There lived three brothers – the sons of the king of the Finns: Slugfried, Egil and Velund. Early in the morning they see on the shore of three women – they were Valkyries. Brothers into wives take them, and Velunda the Miraculous gets. They live seven winters, and then the Valkyries rush to the battle and do not return back. The brothers go to look for them, only Vellund sits at home.

Nidud finds out that Velund remains alone, and sends soldiers to him in shiny chain mail. Inside the dwellings the soldiers enter and see: on the bark of the ring are suspended, number seven hundred. They take off the rings and string again, only one ring is concealed. Völund comes with a hunt, counts the ring and sees that there is not one. He decides that the young Valkyrie returned and took the ring. He sits for a long time, and then falls asleep;

When he wakes up, he sees that he is firmly tied with ropes. Nidud-konung his sword takes, and the golden ring, which was taken, his daughter Bedvild gives. And then the king gives the order; Vulundu-blacksmith’s tendon is pruned, taken to an island distant and thrown there.

Vellund, sitting on the island, revenge cherishes. One day two Nidud sons come to see him – to look at the treasures that were on the island. And only the brothers leaned toward the casket, like Vellund’s head Off cuts off both. Bowls in a frame of silver from their skulls do and sends Niduda; “The yawn of the eyes” sends his wife; the teeth of both take and for Bedvild’s chest buckles does.

Bedvild goes to him with a request: to fix the damaged ring. Welund with her beer and her ring and maiden’s honor takes it. And then, after receiving the magic ring back into the air, it rises and goes to Nyduda.

Nidud sits and grieves about his sons. Vellund tells him that in his forge he can find skin from the sons’ heads, and under the furs of his feet. Bedwild now became pregnant from him. And Velund, laughing, flies into the air again, “Nidud is the only one left in grief.”

The second song about Helgi, the murderer of Hunding

King Sigmund Helga’s son is called, Hagal is his teacher.

One of the kings of the warlike Hunding is called, and many of his sons. Enmity reigns between Sigmund and Hunding.

Konung Hunding sends people to Hagal to find Helgi. And Helgi can not hide except as a slave to change clothes; and he begins to grind the grain. The people of Hunding Helgi are looking everywhere, but they do not find it. Then Blind the Wrangler notices that the eyes of a slave and the millstone in her hands are bursting with a terrible threat. Hagal replies that there is no diva, for the king’s daughter rotates the king; before she was running under the clouds and could fight, like bold Vikings, now Helgi took her captive.

Helga escaped and went to the battle ship. He battled the king of Hunding and since then was the Hunding Assassin.

King Hegy has a daughter, Sigrun-Valkyrie, which is worn through the air. Prosvatana Sigrun for Hedbrodda, the son of King Granmar. Helgi the powerful at this time with the sons of Hunding fights and kills them. And then he rests under the Eagle Stone. Sig-run arrives there, hugs him and kisses him. And she fell in love with Helga, and the maiden loved him long ago, before she met him.

He is not afraid of Helgi of wrath of Hegni-konung and Granmar-konung, but goes to war with them and kills all the sons of Granmar, as well as King Hegni. So by the will of destiny Sigrun-Valkyrie becomes the reason of discord among relatives.

Helgi is married to Sigrun, and their sons will be born. But Helga’s long life is not meant. Doug, the son of Hegni, brings a sacrifice to Odin, so that he will help him to take revenge for his father. Gives One Dagu a spear, and that Dag Helgi pierces that spear. Then Dag goes to the mountains and tells Sigrun what happened.

Sigron curse on the head of his brother calls, Doug for her husband wants to pay her. Sigrun refuses and places a hill on the grave of the mighty prince Helga.

Helgi goes straight to Valhalla, and there Odin offers him to rule on a par with him.

And then, once, Sigrun’s maid sees how Helgi, dead with his men, is going to the mound. It seems miraculous to the servant girl, and she asks Helgi, it’s not the end of the world that has come. And he replies that he does not, for although he spurs a horse, he is not destined to return home. At home, the servant Sigrun says that she saw.

Sigrun goes to the mound to Helgi: she is very glad to see her husband, even dead. Helgi the dead rebukes her, saying, she is guilty of his death. And he says that “from now on in the mound with me, killed, the noble virgin will remain together!”.

The night is spent by Sigrun in the arms of the dead, and the next morning Helga and his people are galloping away, and Sigrun and his maid return home. Sigrun mourns for Helgi, and soon her death takes her.

“In ancient times people believed that people were born again, but now they consider it to be women’s tales.” They say that Helgi and Sigrun were born again. “

The Prophecy of Gripir

Gripir governs the earth, he is the wisest among people. Sitdur, the son of Sigmund, is in his ward to find out what is destined for him in life. Gripir, who has his brother Sigurd’s mother, accepts a friendly parent.

And Gripir Sigurdu says that he will be great: first he will avenge his father and Hunding will kill him in battle. Then he will hit Regina the dwarf with the falnir-serpent, and, finding Fafnir’s lair, will load Konya’s own name Grani with “gold cargo” and go to the king Gyuki. On the mountain he sees in the armor of a sleeping virgin. Sigurd will cut the armor with a sharp blade, the maid awakens from sleep and teaches

Sigmund’s son runem wise. Next, Sigurd’s youth can not see Gripir.

Sigurd feels that he expects the fate of his fate, and therefore Gripir does not want to tell fate further. And now Sigurd is starting to persuade, and Gripir says again.

“There is a maiden of Haymir, a beautiful face,” Brynhild calls her, and she will take Sigurd’s peace, for he will love her. But hardly Sigurd at Gjuki night will leave, at once he will forget the light maiden. Grim-Hild’s insidious scheming will be given to his wife by the blonde Gudrun, the daughter of Grimhild and Gunnar. And for Gunnar he will become Brynhild, wielding a guise with Gunnar. But although he looks like Gunnar, his soul will remain the same. And Sigurd will be noble with the virgin next to him, but there will be a sword between them. And the people of Sigurd will be judged for such deception of a virgin worthy.

Then the princes will return and in the wards of Gyuki two weddings will be played: Gunnara with Brynhild and Sigurda with Gudrun. By that time, Gunnar and Sigurd will take back their guises, but their souls will remain the same.

Sigurd and Gudrun will live happily, Brynhild “the marriage will seem bitter, she will seek revenge for deceit.” Gunnaru will say that she did not keep her Sigurd’s oaths, “when the noble king Gunnar, Gyuki’s heir” believed him. And the noble Gudrun will be angry; from grief cruelly with Sigurd it will cost: Sigurd’s murderers will become her brothers.

Grimhild the insidious one will be guilty of this.

And Gripir says to the sad Sigurd: “In this comfort, prince, you will find that you are destined to be lucky: here on earth, under the sun dwelling, there will be no hero, Sigurd equal!”

Sigurd replied: “We say goodbye happily! You can not argue with fate!” Gripir, you complied with a kind request, you would have predicted more luck and happiness in my life, if I could! “


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“Elder Edda” in summary