Skálmöld - Óðinn (English translation)

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English translation

Odin

Loki promises, Odin opens
the eyes of Midgard's wights.
Under a yoke, causes an evil
weapon, no revenge.
 
I am Odin, I am Odin,
I am the one who reads the poems,*
Hilmar Baldursson.
 
We find it hard, there's no doubt,
to always show goodness.
We work when sorrows turn away, and seldom bait our malice**.
 
I am Odin, I am Odin,
I am the one who reads the poems,
Hilmar Baldursson.
 
Please sleep, never mind,
the soul wastes away over years.
Praise Odin, to hate is stupid,
nourish the pagan mind.
 
I am Odin, I am Odin,
I am the one who reads the poems,
Hilmar Baldursson.
 
Submitted by david.winlo on Tue, 14/11/2017 - 20:44
Added in reply to request by Mauro Ignacio
Author's comments:

*I think this implies that Odin (i.e singer Björgvin Sigurðsson) is the one who narrates the overall story of this album.
**Borrowed from the translation of Loki on this website.

I'm still very much a beginner in Icelandic and am translating these songs to help me learn - corrections most welcome!

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