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[[Völuspá]] is the first poem of the Edda, which is an Icelandic poem collection. Völuspá was written in Old Norse in the 13th century. Almost all of the names of the dwarves of Middle-earth are taken from Völuspá.
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Tolkien was influenced greatly by the saga, and [[Christopher Tolkien]] even suggests that "''those Dwarf-names in The Hobbit provided the whole starting-point for the Mannish languages in Middle-earth''".
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[[Völuspá]] is the first poem of the Edda, which is an Icelandic poem collection. Völuspá was written in [[Old Norse]] in the 13th century. Almost all of the names of the [[Dwarves]] of [[Middle-earth]] are taken from Völuspá.  
  
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] was influenced greatly by the saga, and [[Christopher Tolkien]] even suggests that "''those Dwarf-names in The Hobbit provided the whole starting-point for the Mannish languages in Middle-earth''".
  
 
Völuspá 9-16 contains a list of dwarves.
 
Völuspá 9-16 contains a list of dwarves.

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Völuspá is the first poem of the Edda, which is an Icelandic poem collection. Völuspá was written in Old Norse in the 13th century. Almost all of the names of the Dwarves of Middle-earth are taken from Völuspá.

J.R.R. Tolkien was influenced greatly by the saga, and Christopher Tolkien even suggests that "those Dwarf-names in The Hobbit provided the whole starting-point for the Mannish languages in Middle-earth".

Völuspá 9-16 contains a list of dwarves.


9.
Þá gengu regin öll á rökstóla,
ginnheilög goð, ok um þat gættusk,
hverir skyldi dverga dróttir skepja
ór Brimis blóði ok ór Bláins leggjum.
10.
Þar var Móðsognir mæztr of orðinn
dverga allra, en Durinn annarr;
þeir mannlíkun mörg of gerðu
dvergar í jörðu, sem Durinn sagði.
11.
Nýi, Niði, Norðri, Suðri,
Austri, Vestri, Alþjófr, Dvalinn,
Nár ok Náinn Nípingr, Dáinn
Bívurr, Bávurr, Bömburr, Nóri,
Ánn ok Ánarr, Óinn, Mjöðvitnir.
12.
Veggr ok Gandalfr, Vindalfr, Þorinn,
Þrár ok Þráinn, Þekkr, Litr ok Vitr,
Nýr ok Nýráðr, nú hefi ek dverga,
Reginn ok Ráðsviðr, rétt of talða.
13.
Fíli, Kíli, Fundinn, Náli,
Hefti, Víli, Hannar, Svíurr,
Billingr, Brúni, Bíldr ok Buri,
Frár, Hornbori, Frægr ok Lóni,
Aurvangr, Jari, Eikinskjaldi.
14.
Mál er dverga í Dvalins liði
ljóna kindum til Lofars telja,
þeir er sóttu frá salar steini
Aurvanga sjöt til Jöruvalla.
15.
Þar var Draupnir ok Dolgþrasir,
Hár, Haugspori, Hlévangr, Glóinn,
Dóri, Óri Dúfr, Andvari
Skirfir, Virfir, Skáfiðr, Ái.
16.
Alfr ok Yngvi, Eikinskjaldi,
Fjalarr ok Frosti, Finnr ok Ginnarr;
þat mun æ uppi meðan öld lifir,
langniðja tal Lofars hafat.