OLD NORSE POEMS
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           THE MOST IMPORTANT NON-SKALDIC
                    VERSE NOT INCLUDED IN
                            THE POETIC EDDA
                                          BY
                     
LEE. M. HOLLANDER

           
NEW YORK:  MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS
                   COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
                                           1936
                      
                             COPYRIGHT 1936
                 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
                              PUBLISHED 1936

    PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

                                          TO
                         ALICE K. WOODWARD

                       
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Acknowledgements are due to the American-Scandinavian
         Foundation for permission to reprint - slightly
different form - the translation of the Biarkamol and The
    Legends of Denmark and the American-Scandinavian                                              Review.
                                         L.M.H.

CONTENTS
Introduction....................................................................xi
The Old Lay of Biarki (Biarkamol hin fornu)...................3
The Lay of Ingiald..........................................................12
The Lay of Vikar (Vikarsbalkr........................................18
Hialmar's Death Song.....................................................26
The Lay of Hervor (Hervararkvitha)...............................29
The Lay of Hloth and Angantyr or
The Battle of The Huns...................................................36
The Lay of Instein...........................................................46
Hildibrand's Death Song.................................................52
The Lay of Harold (Haraldskvaethi or Hrafnsmol),
by Thorbiorn Hornlofi....................................................56
The Lay of Eric (Eiriksmol).............................................63
The Lay of Hakon (Hakonarmol),
by Eyvind Finnsson skaldaspillir.....................................66
The Song of the Valkyries (Darratharlidth).....................72
/The Curse of Busla (Busluboen).....................................76
The Oath of Truce (Tryggthamol)...................................80
The Riddles of King Heithrek (Heithreksgatur)...............85
The Sun Song (Solarlidth).............................................101
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