Thursday 3 January 2013

Havamal Snippets 16: Avoiding Battle Does Not Bring Immortality

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):
16. A cowardly man
thinks he will ever live,
if warfare he avoids;
but old age will
give him no peace,
though spears may spare him. 
Avoiding confrontations (the curse of those with Avoidant Personality Disorder, and also the complacent man) will give a man no peace of mind, though he think it may.


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