Thursday, 14 February 2013

Havamal Snippets 28: Wisdom Lies in Both Knowing and Asking

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):
28. He thinks himself wise,
who can ask questions
and converse also;
conceal his ignorance
no one can,
because it circulates among men. 
(Source: http://heathengods.com/havamal/thorpe.htm)
Wisdom is both knowing and asking; it's active aswell as passive. This means that the unwise will be double aided (if his nature is good) or doubly crippled (if his nature is bad) in the face of a wise man.


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