Saturday, April 19, 2008

Verses on Fate

Two verses from the Poetic Eddas, as translated by Carolyne Larrington.
From, "First Poem of Helgi Hundingsbani".

2 Night fell on the place, the norns came,
those who were to shape fate for the prince;
they said the prince should be most famous
and that he'd be thought the best of warriors.

3 They twisted very strongly the strand of fate,
.... in Bralund;
they prepared the golden thread
and fastened it in the middle of the moon's hall.

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