EXTRACT FROM SIGDRIFUMAL
ÚTDRÁTTUR FRÁ SIGDRÍFUMÁLUM (vers 5 - 19)



5.
Beer I offer you
you warrior's appletree
filled with force
and the strongest glory
galder songs
and consoling words
good galders
and Pleasure Runes.

6.
Victory Runes should you know
If you want to have victory
carve them on the sword's hilt
some on the sheath
some on the blade
name then Tiwaz two times

7.
Beer Runes should you know
If not another man's wife
shall betray your confident belife
on the horn you shall write
and on the back of the hand
and mark on your nail Naudiz

8.
Bless your cup
against deceit and stratagem
and put then onion in the drink;
Then I know
that you never drink
poisoned mead

9.
Help Runes should yo know
If you will save lives
foetus from bearing woman;
write them in the palm of the hand
take hold at the wrist
and avoke the aid of the Alfars

10.
Sea Runes shall you write
if you will salvage
ships at the sea;
write them on the stem
and on the lead oar
Etch them in the oar with fire;
if the brakers are rising
and waves turn black
then you will come alive from the sea

11.
Limb Runes should you know
if you will be a healer
and know about wounds;
carve them on the bark
and carve them on twigs
where the twigs are pointing to east

12.
Speach Runes should you know
if the man you violated
should be prevented in his revenge;
they will be wrap up
They will be woven
they will be compounded
on the Thing where people
in crowds go
and fully lawcourts are judges

13.
Thought Runes should you know
if you will be wiser
than all other men;
they were recommended
they were carved
they were devised by Odhinn
from the secrets
which trickle out
of Heiddraupne's head
and from Hoddrovne's horn

14.
He stood on the mountain
on the egde of the death at Brime
on his head he wore a helmet;
then mumbled Mime's head
the first time his wisdom
and true words said it:

15.
Said they were carved on the shield
in front of the shining god
at Arvak's ear
and at Allsvinn's hooves
on the wheel underneath the wagon
of the giant's course
on Sleipner's teeth
and on sledge runners

16.
On bear's paw
and Brage's tongue
on wolf's claws
and eagle's beak
on blood-stained wings
and bridge's end
on relieving hand
and in healing footsteps

17.
On glass and on gold
and on fortune gifts
in vine and wort
and on friend's seat
on Gungne's point
and on Grane's brisket
on elf's nails
and on beak of owls

18.
All they were scraped
those who were written
and poured in holly mead
and sendt on the primrose path
they are among the Aeser
they are among the Alfars
some among wise Vanes
some in the power of man

19.
There are Book Runes
There are Birth Runes
and all Beer Runes
and Precious Runes of power
if they are unspilled
and unsoiled
you may have them for your luck
enjoy them now if you can
untill the gods perish

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5.
Bjór færi ek þér,
brynþings apaldr,
magni blandinn
ok megintíri,
fullr er hann ljóða
ok líknstafa,
góðra galdra
ok gamanrúna.

6.
Sigrúnar skaltu kunna,
ef þú vilt sigr hafa,
ok rista á hjalti hjörs,
sumar á véttrinum,
sumar á valböstum,
ok nefna tysvar Tý.

7.
Ölrúnar skaltu kunna,
ef þú vill annars kvæn
véli-t þik í tryggð, ef þú trúir;
á horni skal þær rista
ok á handarbaki
ok merkja á nagli Nauð.

8.
Full skal signa
ok við fári sjá
ok verpa lauki í lög;
þá ek þat veit,
at þér verðr aldri
meinblandinn mjöðr.

9.
Bjargrúnar skaltu kunna,
ef þú bjarga vilt
ok leysa kind frá konum;
á lófum þær skal rista
ok of liðu spenna
ok biðja þá dísir duga.

10.
Brimrúnar skaltu rista,
ef þú vilt borgit hafa
á sundi seglmörum,
á stafni skal rista
ok á stjórnarblaði
ok leggja eld í ár,
er-a svá brattr breki
né svá bláar unnir,
þó kemstu heill af hafi.

11.
Limrúnar skaltu kunna,
af þú vilt læknir vera,
ok kunna sár at sjá;
á berki skal þær rista
ok á baðmi viðar,
þeim er lúta austr limar.

12.
Málrúnar skaltu kunna
ef þú vilt, at manngi þér
heiftum gjaldi harm:
þær of vindr,
þær of vefr,
þær of setr allar saman,
á því þingi,
er þjóðir skulu
í fulla dóma fara.

13.
Hugrúnar skaltu kunna,
ef þú vilt hverjum vera
geðsvinnari guma;
þær of réð,
þær of reist,
þær of hugði Hroptr
af þeim legi,
er lekit hafði
ór hausi Heiðdraupnis
ok ór horni Hoddrofnis.

14.
Á bjargi stóð
með Brimis eggjar,
hafði sér á höfði hjálm;
þá mælti Mímis höfuð
fróðligt it fyrsta orð
ok sagði sanna stafi.

15.
Á skildi kvað ristnar,
þeim er stendr fyr skínandi goði,
á eyra Árvakrs
ok á Alsvinns hófi,
ok á því hveli, er snýsk
undir reið Hrungnis,
á Sleipnis taumum
ok á sleða fjötrum.

16.
Á bjarnar hrammi
ok á Braga tungu,
á úlfs klóum
ok á arnar nefi,
á blóðgum vængjum
ok á brúar sporði,
á lausnarlófa
ok á líknarspori,

17.
Á gleri ok á gulli
ok á gumna heillum,
í víni ok í virtri
ok vilisessi,
á Gugnis oddi
ok á Grana brjósti,
á nornar nagli
ok á nefi uglu.

18.
Allar váru af skafnar,
þær er váru á ristnar,
ok hverfðar við inn helga mjöð
ok sendar á víða vega,
þær ro með ásum,
þær ro með álfum,
sumar með vísum vönum
sumar hafa mennskir menn.

19.
Þat eru bókrúnar,
þat eru bjargrúnar
ok allar ölrúnar
ok mætar meginrúnar,
hveim er þær kná óvilltar
ok óspilltar
sér at heillum hafa;
njóttu, ef þú namst,
unz rjúfask regin.


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