The Lay of Grimnir

King Hraudung had two sons, Agnar and Geirrod. Agnar was ten winters old and Geirrod eight when they went rowing in a boat to catch little fish. But the wind drove them out to sea. During the night they were wrecked on the shore; but they found a peasant with …

The Lay of Völund

Three maidens through Mirkwood flew, Fair and young, fate to endure: Winged maidens by the water’s edge Peacefully retted precious flax. Olrun was the first: she took Egil for lover. Swanwhite the second; she took Slagfithur. Hervor the third; she threw round Völund’s …