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Elder Edda - The First Poem of Helgi Hundingsbani Summary & Analysis

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The First Poem of Helgi Hundingsbani Summary

Helgi is born a long time ago when eagles shriek and the sacred waters flow from Himinfell. The Norns come during the night to measure out his fate and deem that he shall be a famous and great warrior. The Norns create a strong lifeline for Helgi and anchor it in the middle of the moon's hall. They secure the ends in the east and west so the prince will rule all the land between. One of Neri's kinswomen from the north says she will hold one of the fastenings forever.

Helgi and his mother live well and unbothered by others. A raven sitting on a tree tells his companion that he knows something. He says that Sigmund's son, Helgi, stands in his byrnie ready for battle at only one day old. They should be happy because...

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