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Reginsmál

Reginn after he had been killed by Sigurd on the 11th century Ramsund carving in Södermanland, Sweden.

Reginsmál ("Reginn's sayings") or Sigurðarkviða Fáfnisbana II ("Second Lay of Sigurd Fáfnir's Slayer") is an Eddic poem, found in the Codex Regius manuscript. The poem is unnamed in the manuscript, where it follows Grípisspá and precedes Fáfnismál, but modern scholars regard it as a separate poem and have assigned it names for convenience.

The poem, if regarded as a single unit, is disjoint and fragmentary, consisting of stanzas both in ljóðaháttr and fornyrðislag. The first part relates Loki's dealings with Andvari. Interpolated with prose passages, the poem moves on to Sigurd's relationship with Reginn and the advice given to him by Odin.

References

  • Reginsmol Translation and commentary by Henry A. Bellows
  • The Second Lay of Sigurd Fafnicide Translation by Benjamin Thorpe
  • Reginsmál. The Lay of Regin. Translation by Lee M. Hollander at the Wayback Machine (archived October 22, 2008)
  • Reginsmál Sophus Bugge's edition of the manuscript text
  • Reginsmál Guðni Jónsson's edition of the text with normalized spelling
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