One day Sigurd met with Hjordis's brother Gripir, who was a Seer, and Sigurd learned of his future. Gripir answered Sigurd's questions this way :
The Mightiest of men under the sun
The noblest in birth shall Sigurd be
With gold free - handed fearless in a fight
Wonderful to look at, wise in words.
You will first avenge your father,
prince and mine; get payment for grief
Soon the valiant sons of Hunding
Will have fallen to your swift sword.
You will destroy the gleaming dragon
That greedy lies in Gnitaheath
You alone will be the bane of both Regin, and Fafnir
Gripir is not wrong.
You will find the lair of Fafnir
And gather up his gleaming treasure
Grani's back you will load with gold
and ride to Gjuki the gallant lord.
A prince's daughter has lain asleep
armed on a hilltop since Helgi died
You will seize your sharp sword and cut
her byrnie with Fafnir's bane.
She will reveal the secret runes
The lore that all men long to know
teach you to speak in every tongue
The words of healing; long life to the king.
You will come to a house of a king
Glad to be there as Heimer's guest
I have told you all I can see
Do not ask me to tell more !
(Gripir wants to stop here but Sigurd implores him to tell the rest of his fate.)
Now Sigurd you will hear me say
What is fated since I am forced
All I tell you will be true
I know the day you must die !
( I have left out Sigurd's questions to save space and time. Gripir's answers make it clear what Sigurd was asking )
Next :Gripir's Prophecy : Part 2
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