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THE POETIC EDDA

TRANSLATED FROM THE ICELANDIC WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES

BY

HENRY ADAMS BELLOWS

TWO VOLUMES IN ONE

1936

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS: PRINCETON

AMERICAN SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION

NEW YORK

{scanned at sacred-texts.com, April-July 2001}

{Note: I have indicated the 'caesura' (the break in the middle of the line) throughout this text by the vertical bar character '|'--jbh}


CONTENTS[*]

General Introduction

xi

Lays of the Gods

 

    Voluspo

1

    Hovamol

28

    Vafthruthnismol

68

    Grimnismol

84

    Skirnismol

107

    Harbarthsljoth

121

    Hymiskvitha

138

    Lokasenna

151

    Thrymskvitha

174

    Alvissmol

183

    Baldrs Draumar

195

    Rigsthula

201

    Hyndluljoth

217

    Svipdagsmol

234

Lays of the Heroes

 

    Völundarkvitha

252

    Helgakvitha Hjorvarthssonar

269

    Helgakvitha Hundingsbana I

290

    Helgakvitha Hundingsbana II

309

    Fra Dautha Sinfjotla

332

    Gripisspo

337

    Reginsmol

356

Fafnismol

370

Sigrdrifumol

386

Brot af Sigurtharkvithu

402

Guthrunarkvitha I

411

Sigurtharkvitha en Skamma

420

Helreith Brynhildar

442

Drap Niflunga

447

Guthrunarkvitha II, en Forna

450

Guthrunarkvitha III

465

Oddrunargratr

469

Atlakvitha en Grönlenzka

480

Atlamol en Grönlenzku

499

Guthrunarhvot

536

Hamthesmol

545

Pronouncing Index.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The General Introduction mentions many of the scholars to whose work this translation owes a special debt. Particular reference, however, should here be made to the late William Henry Schofield, Professor of Comparative Literature in Harvard University and President of The American-Scandinavian Foundation, under whose guidance this translation was begun; to Henry Goddard Leach, for many years Secretary of The American-Scandinavian Foundation, and to William Witherle Lawrence, Professor of English in Columbia University and Chairman of the Foundation's Committee on Publications, for their assistance with the manuscript and the proofs; and to Hanna Astrup Larsen, the Foundation's literary secretary, for her efficient management of the complex details of publication.

{p. xi}



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