Источник: Helga. A poem. In seven cantos. William Herbert. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1815.
This song was written with an idea of inserting it in the second Canto of Helga, but it is more properly thrown into the Appendix. Many parts of it are freely imitated from a curious old poem called Volospá hin skemre, or the ancient Prophecy of Vala, which forms a part of the unpublished Edda. The name of its author is unknown.