Poetic Edda/Alvíssmál

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Alvíssmál

1. ALLWISE:
«Benches are deckled,
the bride with me
on her way home will follow.
Haste in these matters
will to every one appear:
first home one safe will be!»

2. THOR:
«What man is this?
Why are you nose so pale?
Where you last night with the dead?
Rimetuss alike
to me you seems,
the bride you not will have.»

3. ALLWISE:
«Allwise I am named,
beneath the earth I dwell,
under the rock
I own a place.
For weapons made
I recompense demand;
a given word no one breaks.»

4. THOR:
«I will break it;
for o'er the maid I have,
as father,
I was from home
when the promise given
I the sole giver am.»

5. ALLWISE:
«What man is this,
who lays claim
to power over that fair,
bright maiden?
For far-reaching shafts few will know thee.
Who has decked thee with bracelets?»

6. THOR:
«Wingthor I am named,
wide I have wandered;
I am Sidgrana's son:
with my dissent thou shalt not
that young maiden have,
nor that union obtain.»

7. ALLWISE:
«Thy consent
I fain would have,
and that union obtain.
Rather would I possess
than be without
that milk-white maiden.»

8. THOR:
«The love of the maid
I may not keep thee
from winning, thou guest so wise,
if from every home
thou canst tell me all
that now I wish to know.

9. Tell me, Allwise!
For all men's concerns
I presume thee, dwarf, to know:
how the earth is called,
which lies before the sons of men,
in every home.»

10. ALLWISE:
«Iord among men 'tis called,
but with the aesir fold;
the vanir call it vega,
say igron jotnar,
the elfs groandi,
the gods ár

11. THOR:
«Tell me, Allwise!
For all men's concerns
I presume thee, dwarf, to know:
how the heaven is called,
which is perceptible
in every home.»

12. ALLWISE:
«Himinn 'tis called by men;
but hlyrnir with the gods;
vindofni the vanir call it,
uppheim say jotnar,
the elfs fagra refr,
the dwarfs driopan sal

13. THOR:
«Tell me, Allwise!
For all men's concerns
I presume thee, dwarf, to know:
how the moon is called,
which men see
in every home.»

14. ALLWISE:
«Mani 'tis called by men,
but mylinn with the gods,
hverfanda hvel in Hel they call it,
scyndi say jotnar,
but the dwarfs scin;
the elfs name it artala

15. THOR:
«Tell me, Allwise!
For all men's concerns
I presume thee, dwarf, to know:
how the sun is called,
which men's sons
see in every home.»

16. ALLWISE:
«Sol among men 'tis called,
but with the gods sunna,
the dwarfs call it Dvalin's leika,
say jotnar eyglo,
the elfs fagra hvel,
the aesir's sons alscir

17. THOR:
«Tell me, Allwise!
For all men's concerns
I presume thee, dwarf, to know:
how the clouds are called,
which with showers are mingled
in every home.»

18. ALLWISE:
«Scy they are called by men,
but scurvan by the gods;
the vanir call them vindflot,
say jotnar urván,
the elfs vethrmegin;
in Hel they are called hialm huliz.

19. THOR:
«Tell me, Allwise!
For all men's concerns
I presume thee, dwarf, to know:
how the wind is called,
which widely passes
over every home.»

20. ALLWISE:
«Vindr 'tis called by men,
but vávothr by the gods,
the wide-ruling powers call it gneggioth,
say jotnar opi,
the elfs dynfara,
in Hel they call it hvidud

21. THOR:
«Tell me, Allwise!
For all men's concerns
I presume thee, dwarf, to know:
how the calm is called,
which has to rest
in every home.»

22. ALLWISE:
«Logn 'tis called by men,
but logi by the gods,
the vanir call it vindslot,
say jotnar ofhlý,
the elfs dagseva,
the dwarfs call it dags vero

23. THOR:
«Tell me, Allwise!
For all men's concerns
I presume thee, dwarf, to know:
what the sea is called,
which men row over
in every home.»

24. ALLWISE:
«Ser 'tis called by men,
but silsegia with the gods;
the vanir call it vagr,
say jotnar álheim,
the elfs lagastaf,
the dwarfs call it diupan mar

25. THOR:
«Tell me, Allwise!
For all men's concerns
I presume thee, dwarf, to know:
how the fire is called,
which burns before men's sons
in every home.»

26. ALLWISE:
«Eldr 'tis called by men,
but by the aesir funi;
the vanir call it vag,
say jotnar frekan,
but the dwarfs forbrenni;
in Hel they call it hraduth

27. THOR:
«Tell me, Allwise!
For all men's concerns
I presume thee, dwarf, to know:
how the forest is called,
which grows for the sons of men
in every home.»

28. ALLWISE:
«Vidr 'tis called by men,
but vallar fax by the gods,
Hel's inmates call it hlidtang,
say jotnar elldi,
the elfs fagrlima;
the vanir call it vond

29. THOR:
«Tell me, Allwise!
For all men's concerns
I presume thee, dwarf, to know:
how the night is called,
that Norvi's daughter hight,
in every home.»

30. ALLWISE:
«Nott it is called by men,
but by the gods niól;
the wide-ruling powers call it grimo,
say jotnar ólios,
the elfs svefngaman;
the dwarfs call it dramniorun

31. THOR:
«Tell me, Allwise!
For all men's concerns
I presume thee, dwarf, to know:
how the seed is called,
which the sons of men sow
in every home.»

32. ALLWISE:
«Bygg it is called by men,
but by the gods barr,
the vanir call it vaxt,
say jotnar eti,
the elfs lagastaf;
in Hel 'tis hnipinn called.»

33. THOR:
«Tell me, Allwise!
For all men's concerns
I presume thee, dwarf, to know:
how the beer is called,
which the sons of men drink
in every home.»

34. ALLWISE:
«Ol it is called by men,
but by the aesir biórr,
the vanir call it veig,
hreina lag say jotnar,
but in Hel 'tis called miod:
Suttung's sons call it sumbl

35. THOR:
«From a chest
I never hear
more ancient lore;
a grand speech
I must tell thee:
Awake are you, dwarf! Its dawn,
now the sun shines in the hall.»