Tolkien and Norse-ness

The inscription of the One Ring in modern Icelandic. Even though I don’t understand all of it, the mood is right.

Þrjá fá kóngar Álfa í eyðiskóga geim,
sjö fá Dverga í hamravíðum sal,
níu fá dauðlegir Menn, þá hel sækir heim,
einn fær sjálfur Myrkradróttinn á myrkanna stóll
í því landi Mordor sem magnar skugga sveim.
Einn Hringur ræður þeim öllum, einn skal hann hina finna,
einn skal safna þeim öllum og um sinn fjötur spinna
í því landi Mordor, sem magnar skugga sveim.

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