Sunday, 16 December 2012

Havamal Snippets 11: Drink Alcohol in Moderation

It's Wednesday (Woden/Odin's Day) which means that it's time for another verse from the Havamal 'Sayings of the High One - Odin'. The poem full of wisdom, both everyday and ethereal. (The poem can be found in full HERE):
11. A worse provision
on the way he cannot carry
than too much beer-bibbing;
so good is not,
as it is said,
beer for the sons of men. 
So much for the stereotype of the drunkard, marauding, mindless Viking. Vikings prefer commonsense to beer.


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