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Mythological PoemsEdit

[In Codex Regius]

  • Völuspá - Wise-woman's prophecy, The Prophecy of the Seeress, The Seeress's Prophecy
  • Hávamál - The Ballad of the High One, The Sayings of Hár, Sayings of the High One
  • Vafþrúðnismál - The Ballad of Vafthrúdnir, The Lay of Vafthrúdnir, Vafthrúdnir's Sayings
  • Grímnismál - The Ballad of Grímnir, The Lay of Grímnir, Grímnir's Sayings
  • Skírnismál - The Ballad of Skírnir, The Lay of Skírnir, Skírnir's Journey
  • Hárbarðsljóð - The Poem of Hárbard, The Lay of Hárbard, Hárbard's Song
  • Hymiskviða - The Lay of Hymir, Hymir's Poem
  • Lokasenna - Loki's Wrangling, The Flyting of Loki, Loki's Quarrel
  • Þrymskviða - The Lay of Thrym, Thrym's Poem
  • Alvíssmál - The Ballad of Alvís, The Lay of Alvís, All-Wise's Sayings
  • Völundarkviða - The Lay of Völund

[Not in Codex Regius]

  • Baldrs draumar - Baldr's Dreams
  • Rígsþula - The Song of Ríg, The Lay of Ríg, The List of Ríg
  • Hyndluljóð - The Poem of Hyndla, The Lay of Hyndla, The Song of Hyndla
  • Svipdagsmál - The Ballad of Svipdag, The Lay of Svipdag - This title, originally suggested by Bugge, actually covers two separate poems:

Heroic laysEdit

The Helgi LaysEdit

  • Helgakviða Hjörvarðssonar - The Lay of Helgi the Son of Hjörvard, The Lay of Helgi Hjörvardsson, The Poem of Helgi Hjörvardsson
  • Helgakviða Hundingsbana I or Völsungakviða - The First Lay of Helgi Hundingsbane, The First Lay of Helgi the Hunding-Slayer, The First Poem of Helgi Hundingsbani
  • Helgakviða Hundingsbana II or Völsungakviða in forna - The Second Lay of Helgi Hundingsbane, The Second Lay of Helgi the Hunding-Slayer, A Second Poem of Helgi Hundingsbani

The Niflung CycleEdit

The Jörmunrekkr LaysEdit

  • Guðrúnarhvöt - Gudrún's Inciting, Gudrún's Lament, The Whetting of Gudrún.
  • Hamðismál - The Ballad of Hamdir, The Lay of Hamdir

Abbreviations of titlesEdit


This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.