Wardruna – Voluspá (Skaldic Version)

Völuspá

Hljóðs bið ek allar helgar kindir,
meiri ok minni mögu Heimdallar;
viltu, at ek, Valföðr! vel framtelja
forn spjöll fíra, þau er fremst um man.

Ár var alda þar er Ýmir bygði,
vara sandr né sær né svalar unnir,
jörð fannsk æva né upphiminn,
gap var ginnunga, en gras hvergi.

Sól tér sortna, sígr fold í mar,
hverfa af himni heiðar stjörnur;
geisar eimi ok aldrnari,
leikr hár hiti við himin sjalfan.

Bræðr munu berjask ok at bönum verðask,
munu systrungar sifjum spilla;
Skelfr Yggdrasils askr standandi,
ymr it aldna tré, en jötunn losnar."

Geyr nú Garmr mjök fyr Gnipahelli,
festr mun slitna en freki renna,
fjölð veit ek fræða, fram sé ek lengra
um ragna rök römm sigtíva.

Sér hon upp koma öðru sinni
jörð ór ægi iðjagræna.
Falla fossar, flýgr örn yfir,
sá er á fjalli fiska veiðir.

Sal sér hon standa sólu fekra,
gulli þakðan á Gimléi.
Þar skulu dyggvar dróttir byggja
ok um aldrdaga ynðis njóta.

Þá kemr inn ríki at regindómi
öflugr ofan, sá er öllu ræðr.
The Prophecy of the Seer

Silence I beg of all holy races
more and less, the sons of Heimdallr;
You want, Valföðr, that I tell well
old tales about men, the first one I remember.

The years flowed, there Ymir settled,
There were neither sand nor sea nor cool waves;
Neither earth nor sky,
But a gaping abyss, nowhere grass.

The sun grows dark, the world sinks into the sea,
Bright stars disappear from the sky;
fire and smoke rage,
the heat plays high with the sky itself.

Brothers wil fight and kill each other,
cousins (sisters' sons) will betray their kinship;
Standing, Yggdrasil's ash shakes,
the ancient tree groans, a giant becomes loose.

Now Garm howls greatly before Gnipahellir,
the rope will break, Freki will run,
Of wisdom I know much, I see further ahead
Ragnarok of the gods of victory.

She sees rise up a second time
the green earth from the sea.
Waterfalls fall, the eagle flies above,
he who on the mountains catches fish.

She sees a room standing more beautiful than the sun,
covered in gold in Gimle.
There the faithful will dwell
and enjoy pleasures forever.

Then comes a mighty one into the ruler's seat,
powerful from above, he who rules over all.


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