jueves, 5 de julio de 2018

Song for Odin

Song for Odin (A Cappella)

I sing of the tales of the wanderer 

The rider of Yggdrasill 

He gave up an eye into Mimir's well 

Where deeply, he drank his fill 

For nine long nights, old Hárr, 

hung he In search of the spoken spell 

The runes that he found drew sounds for man 

And down, from the tree, he fell 

A snake, he slid through Gunnloð's court 

The mead of poetry sought 

Three sips, and he fled as eagle's wing 

By Suttung, was never caught 

Two sticks on a beach Hárbarð had found 

His brothers heard his call 

He gave his own breath and his blood to the wood 

And told them of his Hall 

Valhalla holds the Einherjar 

Who'll fight on Vigrið plain. 

As fenrir sinks his fangs to the bone 

The life of Odin will wane 

Fear not, my kin, of the Ragnarók 

For Fimbultýr truly has won 

He saw his own death at the end of time 

And whispered this to his son

Völuspá - Die Weissagung aus der Lieder - Edda


Album: Mythos Hildebrandslied

Lyrics (Old Norse and English)
Ask veit ek standa,
heitir Yggdrasill
hár baðmr, ausinn
hvíta auri;
þaðan koma döggvar
þærs í dala falla;
stendr æ yfir grœnn
Urðar brunni.
Þaðan koma meyjar
margs vitandi
þrjár, ór þeim sal
er und þolli stendr;
Urð hétu eina,
aðra Verðandi,
skáru á skíði,
Skuld ina þriðju;
þær lög lögðu,
þær líf kuru
alda börnum,
örlög seggja.
An ash I know it stands-
It is named Yggdrasill.
High tree, sprinkled,
With white mud;
There from come the dews-
That fall on the dale!
It stands always green, above-
The source of Urdhr.
There from come the maids,
Much knowing;
Three, their dwelling,
Stands under the tree;
Urdh is named one,
The other Verdhandi,
- They notched (scored) wood -
Skuld is the third.
They set up the laws,
They decided on the lives,
Of the children of time ('the children of man').
They promulgate fate.

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