Sunday 13 January 2013

Havamal Snippets 19: Help Your Kinsmen to Drink 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):
19. Let a man hold the cup,
yet of the mead drink moderately,
speak sensibly or be silent.
As of a fault
no man will admonish thee,
if thou goest betimes to sleep. 
Take care of your kinsmen, encourage them to drink only a little. If they cannot 'handle their drink' then think no less of them. Take care of your kinsmen.


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