mercredi 14 janvier 2015

ODIN'S RAVEN-CHANT

 01ODIN'S RAVEN-CHANT
1Alföður orkar,Allfather works,
2álfar skilja,elves understand,
3vanir vitu,vanir know,
4vísa nornir,norns reveal,
5elur íviðja,íviðja gives birth,
6aldir bera,men endure,
7þreyja þursar,thurses wait,
8þrá valkyrjur.valkyries yearn.
 02
1Ætlun æsirThe Æsir suspected
2illa gátu,an evil scheme,
3veður villtuwights confounded
4vættar rúnum;the weather with magic;
5Óðhræris skyldiUrður was appointed
6Urður geyma,Óðhrærir's keeper,
7máttk at verjapowerful to protect it
8mestum þorra.from the mightiest winter.
 03
1Hverfur því Hugur,Hugur then disappears
2himna leitar,seeking the heavens,
3grunar gumamen's ruin is suspected,
4grand ef dvelur;if he's delayed;
5þótti er ÞráinsÞráinn's thought
6þunga draumur,is an opressive dream,
7Dáins duluDáinn's dream
8draumur þótti.was thought enigmatic.
 04
1Dugir með dvergumThe dwarves' powers
2dvína, heimardwindle, the worlds
3niður að Ginnungssink down
4niði sökkva;towards Ginnung's abyss;
5oft AlsviðurOften Alsviður
6ofan fellir,fells from above,
7oft of föllnumoften he gathers
8aftur safnar.the fallen again.
 05
1Stendur ævaEarth and Sun
2strind né röðull,cannot stand firm;
3lofti með lævimalignant winds
4linnir ei straumi;do not cease;
5mærum dylsthidden in the glorious
6í Mímis brunniwell of Mímir
7vissa vera;lies all knowledge;
8vitið enn, eða hvað?know ye yet, or what?
 06
1Dvelur í dölumDwells in dales
2dís forvitin,the curious dís,
3Yggdrasils fráfrom Yggdrasill's
4aski hnigin;ash descended;
5álfa ættarof elven kin,
6Iðunni hétu,Iðunn was her name,
7Ívalds eldriyoungest of Ívald's
8yngsta barna.elder children.
 07
1Eirði illaIll she endured
2ofankomu,the fall from above,
3hárbaðms undirunder the hoar-tree's
4haldin meiði;trunk confined;
5kunni sístdisliked staying
6að kundar Nörva,at Nörvi's daughter's,
7vön að værriused to better
8vistum heima.abodes back home.
 08
1Sjá sigtívarThe divinities see
2syrgja NaumuNauma grieving
3viggjar að véum;in the wolf's home;
4vargsbelg seldu,given a wolf-skin,
5lét í færast,she clad herself therein,
6lyndi breytti,changed disposition,
7lék að lævísi,delighted in guile,
8litum skipti.shifted her shape.
 09
1Valdi ViðrirViðrir selected
2vörð BifrastarBifröst's guardian
3Gjallar sunnuto inquire of
4gátt að frétta,the bearer of Gjöll's sun,
5heims hvívetnawhatever she knew
6hvert er vissi;of the world's affairs;
7Bragi og LofturBragi and Loftur
8báru kviðu.bore witness.
 10
1Galdur gólu,Sorcery they sang,
2göndum riðu,wolves they rode,
3Rögnir og ReginnRögnir and Reginn,
4að ranni heimis;against the world's house;
5hlustar ÓðinnÓðinn listens
6Hliðskjálfu í;in Hliðskjálf;
7leit braut verawatched the travellers'
8langa vegu.distant journey.
 11
1Frá enn vitriThe wise one asked
2veiga seljuthe server of mead,
3banda burðurscion of gods
4og brauta sinnar;and his road-companions,
5hlýrnis, heljar,if she knew the origin,
6heims ef vissiduration, and end
7ártíð, æfi,of heaven, of hel,
8aldurtila.of the world.
 12
1Né mun mælti,Her mind she spoke not,
2né mál knáttinor was Gefjun able
3Gefjun greiða,to utter a word,
4né glaum hjaldi;nor express any joy;
5tár af tíndusttears trickled,
6törgum hjarnar,from the skull's shields,
7eljunfaldinthe mighty one
8endurrjóða.was bereft of power.
 13
1Eins kemur austanAs from the East,
2úr Élivágumout of Élivágar,
3þorn af akricomes a thorn from the field
4þurs hrímkalda,of the rime-cold giant,
5hveim drepur dróttirwith which Dáinn
6Dáinn allarsmites all men
7mæran of Miðgarðof glorious Midgard
8með nátt hverri.every night.
 14
1Dofna þá dáðir,Actions are numbed,
2detta hendur,the arms slump,
3svífur of svimia swoon hovers over
4sverð áss hvíta;the white god's sword;
5rennir örvitstupor dispels
6rýgjar glyggvi,the wind of the giantess,
7sefa sveiflumthe mind's workings
8sókn gjörvallri.of all mankind.
 15
1Jamt þótti JórunnThus the gods perceived
2jólnum komin,the state of Jórunn,
3sollin sútum,swollen with sorrow,
4svars er ei gátu;when no answer came forth;
5sóttu því meirthey grew more persistent
6að syn var fyrir,as response was denied,
7mun þó miðurbut all their words
8mælgi dugði.were to no avail.
 16
1Fór frumkvöðullWent forth the leader
2fregnar brauta,of the expedition,
3hirðir að Herjansguardian of Herjan's
4horni Gjallar;Gjallarhorn;
5Nálar nefachose as companion
6nam til fylgis,the kinsman of Nál,
7greppur GrímnisGrímnir's poet
8grund varðveitti.guarded the ground.
 17
1Vingólf tókuArrived at Vingólf
2Viðars þegnar,Viðar's thains,
3Fornjóts sefumby Fornjót's sons
4fluttir báðir;both transported;
5iðar ganga,they walk within,
6æsi kveðjagreet the Æsir
7Yggjar þegarforthwith at Yggur's
8við ölteiti.merry ale-feast:
 18
1Heilan Hangatý,"Hale be, Hangatýr,
2heppnastan ása,happiest of Æsir,
3virt öndvegismay you preside over
4valda báðu;the mead at the high-seat!"
5sæla að sumbli"Sit, gods, in delight
6sitja día,at the drinking-feast;
7æ með Yggjungimay you, with Yggjungur,
8yndi halda.enjoy eternal bliss!"
 19
1BekkjarsettSeated on benches
2að Bölverks ráðiat Bölverk's bidding
3sjöt Sæhrímnithe tribe of gods
4saddist rakna;were with Sæhrímnir sated;
5Skögul að skutlumSkögul, at the tables,
6skaptker Hnikarswith horns meted out
7mat af miðiMímir's mead
8Mímis hornum.from Hnikar's vat.
 20
1Margs of fráguMuch was asked
2máltíð yfirduring the banquet
3Heimdall há goð,of Heimdallur by the gods,
4hörgar Loka,of Loki by the goddesses,
5spár eða spakmálwhether the woman had spoken
6sprund ef kenndi,prophecies or wisdom;
7undorn of fram,all day they asked
8unz nam húma.until twilight approached.
 21
1Illa létuBadly, they deemed,
2orðið hafahad gone amiss
3erindisleysutheir futile errand
4oflítilfræga;of little glory;
5vant að vælait would prove hard
6verða myndi,to find the ploy needed
7svo af svannato get an answer
8svars of gæti.from the woman.
 22
1Ansar Ómi,Ómi answers,
2allir hlýddu:all listened:
3"Nótt skal nema"Night is the time
4nýræða til;for new advice;
5hugsi til myrginsthink until morning
6hver sem orkareach that is able
7ráð til leggjato provide counsel
8rausnar ásum!"for the Æsir's benefit!".
 23
1Rann með röstumRan along the eddies
2Rindar móðurof Rindur's plains
3fóðurlarðurthe wolf's tired
4fenris valla;food supply;
5gengu frá gildithe gods left
6goðin, kvödduthe feast and saluted
7Hropt og Frigg,Hroptur and Frigg,
8sem Hrímfaxa fór.as Hrímfaxi ascended.
 24
1Dýrum settanDelling's son
2Dellings mögururged on his horse,
3jó fram keyrðiwell adorned
4jarknasteinum;with precious stones;
5mars of Manheimthe horse's mane glows
6mön af glóar,above Man-world,
7dró leik Dvalinsthe steed in his chariot
8drösull í reið.drew Dvalin's playmate.
 25
1JörmungrundarAt Jörmungrund's
2í jódyr nyrðranorthern border,
3und rót yztuunder the outermost root
4aðalþollarof the noble tree,
5gengu til rekkjuwent to their couches
6gýgjur og þursar,giantesses and giants,
7náir, dvergardead men, dwarves,
8og dökkálfar.and dark-elves.
 26
1Risu raknar,The gods arose,
2rann álfröðull,álfröðull ran,
3norður að Niflheimnjóla advanced
4njóla sótti;north towards Niflheimur;
5upp nam ÁrgjöllÚlfrún's son
6Úlfrúnar niður,lifted up Árgjöll,
7hornþytvaldurthe mighty hornblower
8Himinbjarga.in Himinbjörg.

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