This is the entire Norse rune poem in original Icelandic, with the English translation and the rune character each line refers to. It dates to the fifteenth century but interestingly enough is closer to its pagan origin in character than either the Anglo Saxon or the Norwegian rune poem, both of which predate this version. The Icelandic poem keeps not only obviously pagan references but also the Norse god names for the various runes.

Fé er frænda róg ok flæðar viti ok grafseiðs gata aurum fylkir. Fé is the source of discord among kinsmen and fire of the sea and path of the serpent.
Úr er skýja grátr ok skára þverrir ok hirðis hatr. umbre vísi. Úr is the lamentation of the clouds and ruin of the hay-harvest and abomination of the shepherd.
Þurs er kvenna kvöl ok kletta búi ok varðrúnar verr. Saturnus þengill. Þurs is the torture of women and cliff-dweller and husband of a giantess.
Óss er algingautr ok ásgarðs jöfurr, ok valhallar vísi. Jupiter oddviti. Óss is the aged Gautr and prince of Ásgarðr and lord of Vallhalla.
Reið er sitjandi sæla ok snúðig ferð ok jórs erfiði. iter ræsir. Reið is the joy of the horsemen and speedy journey and toil of the steed.
Kaun er barna böl ok bardaga [för] ok holdfúa hús. flagella konungr. Kaun is the disease fatal to children and painful spot and abode of mortification.
Hagall er kaldakorn ok krapadrífa ok snáka sótt. grando hildingr. Hagall is the cold grain and shower of sleet and sickness of serpents.
Nauð er Þýjar þrá ok þungr kostr ok vássamlig verk. opera niflungr. Nauð is the grief of the bond-maid and state of oppression and toilsome work.
Íss er árbörkr ok unnar þak ok feigra manna fár. glacies jöfurr. Íss is the bark of rivers and roof of the wave and destruction of the doomed.
Ár er gumna góði ok gott sumar algróinn akr. annus allvaldr. Ár is a boon to men and good summer and thriving crops.
Sól er skýja skjöldr ok skínandi röðull ok ísa aldrtregi. rota siklingr. Sól is the shield of the clouds and shining ray and destroyer of ice.
Týr er einhendr áss ok ulfs leifar ok hofa hilmir. Mars tiggi. Týr is the god with one hand and leavings of the wolf and prince of temples.
Bjarkan er laufgat lim ok lítit tré ok ungsamligr viðr. abies buðlungr. Bjarkan is the leafy twig and little tree and fresh young shrub.
Maðr er manns gaman ok moldar auki ok skipa skreytir. homo mildingr. Maðr is the delight of man and augmentation of the earth and adorner of ships
Lögr er vellanda vatn ok viðr ketill ok glömmungr grund. lacus lofðungr. Lögr is the eddying stream and broad geysir and land of the fish.
Ýr er bendr bogi ok brotgjarnt járn ok fífu fárbauti. arcus ynglingr. Ýr is the bent bow and brittle iron and giant of the arrow.




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