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First Stanza of Krákumál

This is the first stanza of Krákumál; a poem that did much to establish the modern steretype of vikings.
Reconstructed pronunciation (312 KB)
Modern Icelandic pronunciation (296 KB)
Hjuggum vér međ hjörvi
hitt var ć fyr löngu
er á Gautlandi gengum
at grafvitnis morđi.
Ţá fengum vér Ţóru
ţađan hétu mik fyrđar
er lyngölun lagđak
Lođbrók at ţví vígi.
Stakk á storđar lykkju
stáli bjartra mála.
Translation: "We swung our sword; that was ever so long ago when we walked in Gautland to the murder of the dig-wulf. Then we received Ţóra; since then (at that battle when I killed the heather-fish) people called me Furry-pants. I stabbed the spear into the loop of the earth."
A more detailed translation can be found in the reader.