Sunday 23 December 2012

Havamal Snippets 13: Drinking Robs You of Self-Control

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):
13. Oblivion’s heron ‘tis called
that over potations hovers,
he steals the minds of men.
With this bird’s pinions
I was fettered
in Gunnlöds dwelling. 
Drinking robs you of your disposition, your self-control, so enjoy drinking moderate amounts, enough to allow you to keep your wits about you.


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