"Góð er gáta þín, Gestumblindi, getit er þessar. Þat er hamarr sá, er hafðr er at gullsmíð; hann kveðr hátt við, er hann kemr á harðan steðja, ok þat er hans gata."
"Your riddle is good, Gestumblindi, but I have guessed it. That is a hammer that, as he is being held by a goldsmith, screams loud when he comes down on the hard anvil, and that is his road."
Þá mælti Gestumblindi:
"Hvat er þat undra,
er ek úti sá
fyr Dellings durum;
hyggðu at gátu."
Then said Gestumblindi:
"What is that wonder,
That outside I saw
Before Delling's Door*;
Both turning, two
A wound-leek seethed?
Think on this riddle."
*This is a difficult kenning. It seems that Dellingr was probably a god, the father of Dagr, the personified day. Dellings durum probably means something like "sunrise." This is the first of a sequence of three riddles which refer to Delling's Door, and there are two more later in the saga.
Currently Reading: Homeric Moments
Current Audio Book: The Fellowship of the Ring (almost to Rivendell!)
Currently Translating: Vergil's Aeneid