Einherjer – Out of Ginnungagap

When Ymir lived
A long time ago
Was no sand nor sea
Nor surging waves
Nowhere was there earth
Nor heaven above
Only Ginnungagap
And grass nowhere
The sons of Bur
Then built up the lands
Created the great
Midgard to be

Out of emptiness
Out of Ginnungagap
Came Yggdrasil
Came life
Out of emptiness
Out of Ginnungagap
Came all of what is today

The sun turned from the south
Sister of Moon
She did not have
Nor Had the Moon
A notion of what
Powers they had
A counsil were gathered
Where names were given
The night and the nightfall
And the morning they named
The mid-day, mid-winter
For the assigning of years

Bur had three sons Vile, Ve and Odin
They killed the giant Ymir and founded what we know
They gave us life, spirit and wisdom
Odin owns us all and we owe all to him

When Ymir lived
A long time ago
Was no sand nor sea
Nor surging waves
Nowhere was there earth
Nor heaven above
Only Ginnungagap
And grass nowhere
The sons of Bur
Then built up the lands
Created the great
Midgard to be

Out of emptiness
Out of Ginnungagap
Came Yggdrasil
Came life
Out of emptiness
Out of Ginnungagap
Came all of what is today

Skuggsjá Premiere New Song, “Kvervandi”

Ester Segarra

Photo by Ester Segarra

Norwegian folk metal act Skuggsjá–which features Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson and Wardruna’s Einar Selvik–will release their new album, ‘A Piece for Mind & Mirror,’ on March 11 via Season of Mist. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their new track, “Kvervandi.” Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

To get ‘A Piece for Mind & Mirror,’ visit Season of Mist’s webstore. For more on Skuggsjá, follow them on Facebook.

Go to Revolver.

Duivelspack – Mythos Hildebrandslied – Völuspá – Die Weissagung Aus Der Lieder – Edda (Germanic Folk music)

Ask veit ek standa,
heitir Yggdrasill
hár baðmr, ausinn
hvíta auri;
þaðan koma döggvar
þærs í dala falla;
stendr æ yfir grœnn
Urðar brunni.

Þaðan koma meyjar
margs vitandi
þrjár, ór þeim sal
er und þolli stendr;
Urð hétu eina,
aðra Verðandi,
skáru á skíði,
Skuld ina þriðju;
þær lög lögðu,
þær líf kuru
alda börnum,
örlög seggja.

An ash I know it stands
it is named Yggdrasill,
high tree, sprinkled
with white mud
there from come the dews
that fall on the dale,
it stands always green, above
the source of Urdhr.

There from come the maids
much knowing
three, their dwelling
stands under the tree;
Urdh is named one,
the other Verdhandi,
– they notched (scored) wood –
Skuld is the third.
they set up the laws
they decided on the lives
of the children of time (‘the children of man’)
they promulgate fate

The words are ancient Norse. From the “Völuspá”. A Nordic ancient text, that tells of Gods, Heroes and the destiny of the World.