Atta Counsel’s tale, o’ how
Hugger killed his dad, then turned inta a serpent, Siggy agrees
to help his foster-father get Ottergold
Twice, Counsel meks Siggy a sword,
both brek on anvil. Finally Sword Spirit giz
her son brok bit o’ dead Siggy’s sword.
Counsel forges wi brok bit, Siggy calls sword Wrath. Wi Wrath, Siggy cleaves anvil in two.
Siggy and Counsel go “Glittering Heath”.
Siggy digs a pit to hide in wait for Hugger. When Hugger sups from stream,
Siggy kills serpent wi sharp Wrath.
Counsel wants treasure for himself,
tells Siggy that he will not seek revenge
for killing his brother if Siggy will cut out Hugger’s heart and roast it for him.
Serpent’s heart will gi any man who eats
it power over other men. Siggy agrees.
Siggy roasts the heart over fire,
tests heart to see if cooked,
burns his fingers from juice (heart-blood).
Siggy puts his fingers immediate
in his mouth to cool ’em dahn
an sudden like knows what
bird language means.
Birds tell Siggy ” Counsel will
once you eat the heart,
take all treasure fo himsen.”
Bird says ” Bright Battle,
a virgin shieldlass
sleeps within a torc
of Fire at Hindfell”
Siggy strikes off Counsel’s head.
Siggy eats Hugger’s heart himsen.
finds magic finger torc
sword called Brute,
Helm o’ Awe,
an Golden Byrnie.
Siggy,leaves Glittering Heath
trogs north to Hindfell
to chat up Bright Battle.
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